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Archive: Feb 2019

Signatures of the Alaska Range in GOES-17 Water Vapor imagery

GOES-17 (GOES-West) Low-level (7.3 µm), Mid-level (6.9 µm) and Upper-level (6.2 µm) Water Vapor images (above) displayed subtle thermal signatures of some of the highest-elevation western and central portions of the Alaska Range on 28 February 2019.Plots of GOES-17 Water Vapor weighting functions, calculated using 12 UTC rawinsonde data from Anchorage, are shown below. Even with a very... Read More

Super Typhoon Wutip

After previously reaching Category 4 intensity on 23 February, Super Typhoon Wutip underwent an eyewall replacement cycle (MIMIC-TC) and emerged to reach Category 5 intensity at 06 UTC on 25 February 2019 (ADT | SATCON) — becoming the strongest (and only Category 5) February tropical cyclone on record for the Northwest... Read More