Hurricane Genevieve in the East Pacific Ocean

August 18th, 2020 |

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images [click to play animation | MP4]

 1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) images (above) displayed the well-defined eye of Category 4 Hurricane Genevieve in the East Pacific Ocean (off the west coast of Mexico) on 18 August 2020. Genevieve underwent a period of rapid intensification during the pre-dawn hours that day (ADT plot).

A GOES-16 Visible image at 1617 UTC (below) includes plots of Metop-A ASCAT scatterometer surface winds — the highest wind was 69 knots just northeast of the storm center.

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) image, with plots of ASCAT scatterometer surface winds [click to enlarge]

GOES-16 “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) image, with plots of ASCAT scatterometer surface winds [click to enlarge]