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Stories by Alexa Ross

Wind, Storms, and Gales in Alaska

On February 12, 2024, much of inland Alaska is experiencing warnings for wintery precipitation, while coastal Alaska is under warnings for storms, gales, and heavy freezing spray. Southeastern Alaska is also under a small craft advisory.The low-pressure system associated with this inclement weather is seen easily from the GOES-West imagery.... Read More

Tropical Cyclone Michuang affects Andhra Pradesh

Tropical Cyclone Michuang has formed in the Indian Ocean. Michuang, which means strength or resilience, is situated in the Bay of Bengal on 2023-12-04. Michuang’s center is currently about 48 km from the east coast of the Indian subcontinent. But the bands of the system have already caused major storm... Read More

Assessing fire and smoke in Louisiana with RealEarth

GOES-East fire detection products in RealEarth allow users to assess burning areas across the Continental United States. In the example below, burning appears to be occurring in Lafayette Parish, Louisiana. These fire detections in southern Louisiana are picked up by the GOES scene fire detection and by the GOES fire... Read More

Typhoon Lola seen from Himawari

Severe Tropical Cyclone Lola has formed in the southwest Pacific and is currently moving south west. As of 2023-10-25 at 21Z, it is located near Vanuatu at approximately 17°S, 167°E. Watch Lola move over 48 hours in RealEarth, which allows users to visualize full-disk data from geostationary satellites: GOES-East, GOES-West,... Read More