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Archive: Sep 2023

Strong Winds and High Seas around the Samoan Islands

Wave observations from the Aunu’u site just to the east of American Samoa, above, show waves exceeding 12 feet starting late in the day on 22 September and persisting through the weekend into the 25th. The National Weather Service office in Pago Pago issued High Surf Warnings during this eventASZ001>004-251915-Tutuila-Aunuu-Manua-Swains Island-Rose Atoll-705 PM SST Sun Sep 24 2023 ...HIGH SURF... Read More

Tropical Storm Ophelia makes landfall in North Carolina

1-minute Mesoscale Domain Sector GOES-16 (GOES-East) “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) and “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) images (above) showed Ophelia for a few hours after it became a Tropical Storm at 1800 UTC on 22 September 2023. The low-level circulation center (LLCC) was initially exposed, but deep convection just to the west began to increase in coverage and intensity as it... Read More

Wildfires in British Columbia and Alberta produce numerous pyrocumulonimbus clouds

10-minute Full Disk sector GOES-18 (GOES-West) Day Land Cloud Fire RGB, Shortwave Infrared (3.9 µm), “Clean” Infrared Window (10.3 µm) and “Red” Visible (0.64 µm) + Fire Power derived product (a component of the GOES Fire Detection and Characterization Algorithm FDCA) images (above) showed signatures of multiple wildfires across northeastern British Columbia (BC) and northwestern Alberta (AB), some of which... Read More