Formation of a warm seclusion off the US East Coast

March 25th, 2013 |
GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel image (click image to play animation)

GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel image (click image to play animation)

McIDAS images of GOES-13 0.63 µm visible channel data (above; click image to play animation) revealed the formation of an eye-like signature that suggests the formation of a warm seclusion off the US East Coast on 25 March 2013.

AWIPS images of Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.45 µm IR channel data at 18:16 UTC (below) showed the early stages of the development of the cloud-free core of the warm seclusion. Strong convective squalls were developing along the occluded frontal zone in the eastern portion of the satellite scene.

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.45 µm IR channel images (with surface analysis and ocean buoy observations)

Suomi NPP VIIRS 0.64 µm visible channel and 11.45 µm IR channel images (with surface analysis and ocean buoy observations)

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