Atlantic Hurricane season ends slightly above normal in count, but with major hurricane drought intact

NOAA: First above-normal Atlantic hurricane season since 2012 produced five landfalling U.S. storms As the Atlantic, eastern Pacific and central Pacific 2016 hurricane seasons end today, NOAA scientists said that all three regions saw above-normal seasons. For the Atlantic, this was the first above-normal season since 2012. The Atlantic saw 15 named storms during 2016,…

This infrared image of Super Typhoon Haima was taken on Oct. 18 at 12:40 p.m. EDT (1640 UTC) and showed that the coldest temperature around the eyewall was around 220 Kelvin (-63F/-53C) indicating very powerful thunderstorms with the capability to generate very heavy rainfall.
CREDIT Credits: UW-Madison/SSEC, William Straka III

Super Typhoon Haima – headed for the Philipines

From the NASA/GODDARD SPACE FLIGHT CENTER NASA analyzes Typhoon Haima in visible and infrared light NASA satellite data provided a look at Super Typhoon Haima in visible and infrared light to show the extent and strength of the storm. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite provided an…