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Archive: Sep 2015

Hurricane Joaquin

Joaquin reached Category 1 hurricane intensity on the morning of 30 September 2015 (NHC advisories). An eye structure was becoming apparent on a 1259 UTC Microwave (85 GHz) image from the SSMIS instrument on the DMSP-18 satellite (above).The GOES-13 (GOES-East) satellite was placed into Rapid Scan Operations (RSO) mode, providing images... Read More

Strong storm along the East Coast

A slowly-moving storm was migrating northeastward along the East Coast of the United States on 25 September 2015. The GOES-13 water vapor animation, above, shows the evolution of this system between 22 and 25 September 2015. The center of circulation in the water vapor imagery has wobbled around the state... Read More