RapidScat Stories

NASA Analyzes March 7 U.S. Pacific Northwestern Storm System

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During this season of El Nino influenced Pacific storms, NASA has been analyzing the storms that brought rain and snow to the U.S. West Coast. NASA’s RapidScat instrument spied tropical-storm-force winds in a weather system affecting the Pacific Northwestern U.S.…

Article8 years ago

NASA’s RapidScat Saw Strong Winds Ahead of Powerful Weather System

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NASA’s RapidScat instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station measured surface winds ahead of a powerful cold front that generated a line of strong to severe storms on Feb. 24. The cold front moved through the southeastern and Mid-Atlantic…

Article8 years ago

NASA Provides a Look at Post-Blizzard Snowfall and Winds

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Update #8 – Jan. 25, 2016 – 12:07 PM EST NASA Provides a Look at Post-Blizzard Snowfall and Winds NASA satellites obtained a number of different views of the great winter storm that left many snowfall records from Virginia to…

Article8 years ago

Ula – Southern Pacific Ocean

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NASA Sees Ula Go Extra-Tropical NOAA’s GOES-West satellite and NASA’s RapidScat instrument provided a look at Tropical Cyclone Ula after it became extra-tropical north of New Zealand. On Jan. 12, RapidScat, instrument that flies aboard the International Space Station, saw…

Article8 years ago

Tuni (Southern Pacific Ocean)

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NASA Sees Tropical Cyclone Tuni Becomes Extra-Tropical NASA’s GPM core satellite and NOAA’s GOES-West satellite saw the Southern Pacific Ocean’s Tropical Storm Tuni was being battered by wind shear and had lost its tropical characteristics. On Nov. 28, the RapidScat…

Article8 years ago

Rick (was 21E – Eastern Pacific)

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NASA Sees Tropical Storm Rick Become a Post-Tropical Low The remnants of post-tropical cyclone Rick continued to linger in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on November 23. An animation of visible and infrared imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite showed the weakening…

Article9 years ago

Patricia (Eastern Pacific)

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NASA Sees Post-Patricia Moisture, Winds Stalking the Mid-Atlantic The remnant moisture from what was once Hurricane Patricia and moisture from the Gulf of Mexico were being transported north by a trough of low pressure over Wisconsin. The clouds and moisture…

Article9 years ago

Champi – Northwest Pacific Ocean

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NASA Sees Remnants of Tropical Cyclone Champi Warming and Raining on Alaska Former western North Pacific Ocean typhoon Champi weakened and transitioned into an extra-tropical cyclone and moved east across the Pacific. On October 26, satellite imagery showed the extra-tropical…

Article9 years ago

Niala (Central Pacific Ocean)

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Satellite View of Remnants of Post-Tropical Cyclone Niala Post-Tropical Cyclone Niala faded under a hostile atmospheric environment and an infrared satellite image shows the torn-apart storm’s remnants southwest of Hawaii. NOAA’s Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) issued the final bulletin…

Article9 years ago

TD9 (Atlantic Ocean)

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Satellite Shows Tropical Depression 9 Weakening NOAA’s GOES-East satellite captured an image of Tropical Depression 9 weakening in the Central Atlantic on September 18, 2015. Tropical Depression 9 is battling wind shear and dry air, both of which are taking…

Article9 years ago