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Archive: Tue Feb 2024

Ongoing tropical activity in the SPCZ near American Samoa

As tropical storm Nat moves away from the Samoan Islands and towards Tahiti, another Invest area, 98P, has developed north of the Samoan Islands. The animation above, from the MIMIC Total Precipitable Water site (link), shows a cyclonically-rotating concentration of moisture just north of Samoa, and moving east-southeastward toward Olosega... Read More

Atmospheric Rivers Drench California

2024 has seen several strong storms hit the U.S. West Coast delivering repeated rounds of widespread rains and mountain snow, with Southern California experiencing the heaviest rainfall totals. Total Precipitable Water imagery (MIMIC TPW) conveying data acquired by microwave sensors on polar-orbiting satellites is a key tool for meteorologists tracking atmospheric... Read More

Blowing snow signature over northern Hudson Bay

At the CIMSS Satellite Blog, we occasionally get emails from our readers. Yesterday’s (6 February 2024) email included this one: I was doing some forecasting for the Canadian Arctic today and noticed a veryimpressive blowing snow signature on satellite; not that blowing snow isuncommon up there, but rather that the... Read More