Strong storm in the Gulf of Alaska

November 2nd, 2012 |
POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel and 12.0 µm IR channel images

POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel and 12.0 µm IR channel images

A strong storm (with a central pressure near 950 hPa or 28.05″) had been intensifying over the Gulf of Alaska on 02 November 2012, and eventually began to enhibit a classic tightly-wrapped signature of a cyclone that had reached the occluded stage on POES AVHRR 0.86 µm visible channel and 12.0 µ IR images at 19:05 UTC (above) and also on MODIS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.0 µm IR channel images at 21:00 UTC (below). This storm was producing widespread storm-force winds, with some gusts to hurricane force over the western Gulf of Alaska.

MODIS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.0 µm IR channel images

MODIS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.0 µm IR channel images

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