Tropical Storm Julia over the southeastern United States

September 14th, 2016 |
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Suomi NPP VIIRS imagery from the Day/Night Band visible (0.70 µm) and from 11.45 µm Infrared at 0658 UTC on 14 September (Click to enlarge)

Tropical Storm Julia formed near the coast of northeastern Florida overnight on 13 September 2016 (NHC advisory archive) and moved inland over Jacksonville Florida. Suomi NPP Day/Night Band imagery, toggled above with 11.45 micron Infrared imagery shows a sheared system with most of the convection east and north of the center (that was at that time inland over Florida). Julia’s slow movement in combination with abundant moisture (a Total Precipitable Water product from this site is shown below) means flooding is likely in some regions.

Morphed Total Precipitable Water derived from MIRS, 1400 UTC on 14 September 2016 [click to play animation]

Morphed Total Precipitable Water derived from MIRS, 1400 UTC on 14 September 2016 [click to play animation]

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