Tropical Storm Alex

June 5th, 2022 |

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

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Clean” Infrared Window (10.35 µm) and “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) images (above) showed Tropical Storm Alex after it reached tropical storm intensity at 0900 UTC on 05 June 2022. Overshooting tops within the deep convection exhibited infrared brightness temperatures of -80ºC or colder (shades of violet).

GOES-16 Infrared Window (11.2 µm) images from the CIMSS Tropical Cyclones site (below) include contours of deep-layer wind shear at 17 UTC  — which displayed the high shear that was displacing the convection associated with Alex well northeast of the storm center.

GOES-16 Infrared Window (11.2 µm) images, with contours/streamlines of deep-layer wind shear at 1700 UTC [click to enlarge]

The MIMIC Total Precipitable Water (available at this website) animation below tracks Pacific Hurricane Agatha as it makes landfall, and then the accumulation of moisture that is incorporated into Alex.

Rocking MIMIC Total Precipitable Water animation from 0000 UTC on 28 May to 2300 UTC 7 June (and back)