Noel becomes a Hurricane

November 1st, 2007 |

AWIPS GOES-12 IR images (Animated GIF)

Tropical Storm Noel intensified late in the day on 01 November 2007 to become a minimal Category 1 hurricane just north of the Bahamas. AWIPS images of the GOES-12 10.7µm IR channel (above) show that the circular area of very cold cloud top temperatures (colder than -80º C, green enhancement) became more well-defined and moved closer to the surface circulation during the intensification process.

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