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Hurricane Jose & Maria - September 2017

NOAA's GOES-16 Satellite Captures Sunrise over Hurricane Maria Sept. 26th 2017

Sunrise this morning (9.26.17) captured by NOAA's GOES-16 satellite. Hurricane Maria weakens but remains a large storm with winds extending 105 miles.

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Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery (shown here), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery.

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Water Vapor Imagery from NOAA's Satellites of Hurricane Maria Sept. 22-25th 2017

Rewind the past 72 hours of weather from 9with this three-day composite water vapor imagery from NOAA's GOES satellites!

Of particular note in this loop are the areas of atmospheric water vapor associated with Hurricane Maria which continues to move slowly northward with large swells affecting the East Coast of the United States. For the latest information go to: www.nhc.noaa.gov.


 

Hurricane Maria's Eye

Check out this view of Hurricane Maria's eye captured by NOAA's GOES16 satellite yesterday, Sept. 21st.

On the forecast track, Maria's core will move away from the Turks and Caicos Islands today, and pass northeast and east of the Bahamas through Sunday.

This animation, which appears here courtesy of our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, was created with the Advanced Baseline Imager's (ABI) Band 2 and shows how the increased resolution offered by ABI is providing meteorologists with a more detailed look at the characteristics of clouds, including those within a hurricane's eye.

To see more images of Maria and other storms, visit our image gallery @ https://goo.gl/CiuhJ1

Note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and undergoing testing and hence should not be used operationally.

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Maria Gains a Bit of Strength

NOAA's GOES-16 satellite captured this imagery of Hurricane Maria, now moving toward the Turks and Caicos Islands on September 21, 2017. The latest advisory from NOAA's National Hurricane Center (2:00 pm EDT) says Maria is about 85 miles east-northeast of Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic, and moving toward the northwest near 9 miles per hour. A category three storm, Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 miles per hour with higher gusts. Geocolor imagery displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery (shown here), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery.

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Hurricane Maria Infrared Satellite Imagery

NOAA's GOES16 satellite captured this colorized-infrared imagery of Hurricane Maria over Puerto Rico on September 20, 2017.

This loop was created with Band-13, one of the new spectral bands offered by GOES-16's Advanced Baseline Imager. Band-13, which is primarily used to monitor clouds and storm intensity. As seen here, the dark red color, like that near the eyewall of the storm, corresponds to areas of great intensity.

Please Note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and undergoing testing and hence should not be used operationally.

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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall on Puerto Rico

NOAA GOES-16 Satellite captured this geocolor imagery of Hurricane Maria making landfall on Puerto Rico on the morning of September 20th. The National Hurricane Center reported (at 8:00 EDT) that Maria's maximum sustained winds were near 150 mph with higher gusts, and that hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 60 miles from the storm's center.

More images of Hurricane Maria and Jose can be found here @ https://goo.gl/CiuhJ1

Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. Please note that the city lights are a static background created with VIIRS Day/Night Band imagery and do not show any existing power outages.)

Please Note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and undergoing testing and hence should not be used operationally.

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Maria Passes St. Croix as a Category 5 Storm

Maria Passes St. Croix as a Category 5 Storm

Maria Passes St. Croix as a Category 5 Storm

The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) aboard the NOAA-NASA Suomi NPP satellite captured these colorized-infrared images of Hurricane #Maria at approximately 2:15 am (EDT) on September 20, 2017, as it passed close to St. Croix. At the time, Maria was a category 5 storm with winds of 165 miles per hour. "Colorized" or "color-enhanced" images like this are useful to meteorologists because they can help them identify particular features of weather systems, such as cloud-top height. In this imagery, yellow and orange areas signify taller clouds, which often correlate with greater storm intensity.

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NOAA's GOES-16 Offers Close Look at Maria's Eye

NOAA's GOES-16 captured this 1-minute visible imagery of Hurricane Maria's eye on September 19, 2017. Maria is now about 110 miles southeast of St. Croix and has maximum sustained winds of 160 miles per hour with higher gusts. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say the eye of Maria will move over the northeastern Caribbean Sea today, and then pass near or over the Virgin Islands overnight and Puerto Rico on Wednesday (9/20). This animation was created with the Advanced Baseline Imager's (ABI) Band 2 and shows how the increased resolution offered by ABI is providing meteorologists with a more detailed look at the characteristics and structure of severe weather.

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Maria Makes Landfall on Dominica

Maria Makes Landfall on Dominica

NOAA's GOES-16 captured this geocolor image of Hurricane Maria making landfall over Dominica on the evening of September 19. Maria is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph and this general motion is expected to continue through Wednesday night. The storm's maximum sustained winds are near 160 mph (260 km/h) with higher gusts.

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Maria Strengthens to Category 5 Storm

NOAA's GOES-16 captured this geocolor imagery of Hurricane #Maria, currently a Category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 160 mph, on September 19, 2017. According to the National Hurricane Center the "potentially catastrophic" hurricane is headed for the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, and then the Virgin Islands and on to Puerto Rico. Geocolor imagery appears in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In nighttime, liquid water clouds appear in shades of blue, ice clouds are grayish-white, water looks black, and land appears gray. In daytime imagery (shown in the latter part of the loop), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery. (The city lights are a static background created with VIIRS Day/Night Band imagery. It does not show any existing power outages.)

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Maria Continues to Strengthen

Hurricane Maria, seen here in this 1-minute visible imagery from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite, continues to strengthen as it moves toward the Leeward Islands. At 2:00 pm EDT, September 18, 2017, NOAA's National Hurricane Center reported that Maria was about 45 miles east-northeast of Martinique and producing 125 mile-per-hour winds with higher gusts. This animation was created with the Advanced Baseline Imager's (ABI) Band 2 and shows how the increased resolution offered by ABI is providing meteorologists with a more detailed look at the characteristics and structure of severe weather. The reference to "1-minute" imagery refers to the frequency with which GOES-16's Advanced Baseline Imager captures an image of the storm.

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Maria Expected To Be a "Dangerous" Storm as it Moves over Leeward Islands

Maria Expected To Be a Dangerous Storm as it Moves over Leeward Islands

NOAA's GOES-16 satellite captured this image of Hurricane Maria approaching the Leeward Islands today, September 18, 2017. As of 11:00 am EDT, this category three storm was located about 60 miles east of Martinique and moving toward the west-northwest near 10 miles per hour. Forecasters with the National Hurricane Center say Maria, which has maximum sustained winds of near 120 miles per hour, is expected to be a "dangerous major hurricane" as it moves through the Leeward Islands and the northeastern Caribbean Sea.

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Hurricanes Jose and Maria Spin in the Atlantic

At 8:00 am EDT on September 18, 2017, the National Hurricane Center reported Jose was about 270 miles east-southeast of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and had maximum sustained winds of 85 miles per hour. Maria was about 85 miles east of Martinique and has maximum sustained winds of 110 mph. Geocolor imagery displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. This animation, captured just after daylight moved into the area, offers a blend of both.

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The Category 3 Maria Moves toward Barbados

Hurricane Maria makes its way toward Barbados in this geocolor imagery captured by NOAA's GOES-16 on the evening of September 17, 2017. as of 9/18, Maria's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 120 mph with higher gusts and rapid strengthening is forecast during the next 48 hours. Geocolor imagery displays satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. This animation, which begins during daylight hours and ends after nightfall, offers both. In daytime, land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery. In nighttime, liquid water clouds appear in shades of blue, ice clouds are grayish-white, water looks black, and land appears gray.

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