Nav: Home

NASA looks at Daniel's concentrated center

June 25, 2018

The fourth tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific season formed on Saturday, June 23. It strengthened into a tropical storm, and on June 25, 2018, NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and analyze the storm in infrared light which provides valuable temperature data.

On June 25 at 5:50 a.m. EDT (0950 UTC), infrared data from the moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer or MODIS instrument showed a very small area of strong thunderstorms around tropical storm Daniels center of circulation. Those thunderstorms had contact temperatures near minus 63 degrees Fahrenheit or minus 53 degrees Celsius. NASA research has shown that cloud tops that cold can produce heavy rainfall.

There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect. Daniel is far from land at 575 miles west-southwest of the southernmost tip of Baja California, Mexico.

At 11 a.m. (1500 UTC), the National Hurricane Center said the center of Tropical Storm Daniel was located near latitude 19.0 North, longitude 117.8 West. Daniel is moving toward the northwest near 9 mph (15 kph). A turn toward the west-northwest is expected by tonight, followed by a westward motion on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Maximum sustained winds have decreased to near 40 mph (65 km/h) with higher gusts. Additional weakening is forecast, and Daniel is expected to weaken to a depression later today or tonight. The cyclone is then forecast to degenerate to a remnant low pressure area Tuesday or Tuesday night.
-end-
For updated forecasts on Daniel, visit: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

By Rob Gutro

NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center

Related Tropical Storm Articles:

NASA looks at rainfall from Tropical Storm Dora
Now a tropical storm, Hurricane Dora has been skirting southwestern Mexico's coast since it formed and has transported tropical moisture onshore that has produced some heavy rain showers.
NASA examines potential tropical or sub-tropical storm affecting Gulf states
NASA's Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite passed over a developing low pressure area in the Gulf of Mexico and gathered two days of rainfall and storm height information.
NASA spots sub-tropical storm 11S still swirling
Once a tropical storm, now a sub-tropical storm, the remnants of the tropical low pressure area formerly known as 11S was spotted by NASA's Aqua satellite, still spinning in the Southern Indian Ocean.
Tropical Storm Meari forecast to intensify
Tropical Storm Meari is currently located 331 miles north of Ulithi which is an atoll in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Nicole going 'extra-tropical'
Tropical Storm Nicole was becoming extra-tropical when the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite passed over it from space and captured a visible picture of the storm.
NASA sees a much weaker Tropical Storm Lester
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared view of Tropical Storm Lester that showed a lack of thunderstorm development around its center of circulation.
NASA's GPM examines Tropical Storm Lester
The Global Precipitation Measurement mission or GPM core satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Lester after it became the 12th named storm of the 2016 eastern Pacific Ocean on Aug.
NASA sees Tropical Storm Lionrock sonsolidating
NASA's Terra satellite captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Lionrock that revealed the storm is consolidating and strengthening.
NASA measures winds of Tropical Storm Omais
NASA's RapidScat instrument provided measurements of sustained wind speeds as Tropical Storm Omais was moving past Japan.
NASA sees tropical storm Howard weakening
Infrared data from NASA's Terra satellite has revealed that Tropical Storm Howard is weakening quickly as it continues to move over cooler waters in the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

Related Tropical Storm Reading:

Best Science Podcasts 2019

We have hand picked the best science podcasts for 2019. Sit back and enjoy new science podcasts updated daily from your favorite science news services and scientists.
Now Playing: TED Radio Hour

Bias And Perception
How does bias distort our thinking, our listening, our beliefs... and even our search results? How can we fight it? This hour, TED speakers explore ideas about the unconscious biases that shape us. Guests include writer and broadcaster Yassmin Abdel-Magied, climatologist J. Marshall Shepherd, journalist Andreas Ekström, and experimental psychologist Tony Salvador.
Now Playing: Science for the People

#514 Arctic Energy (Rebroadcast)
This week we're looking at how alternative energy works in the arctic. We speak to Louie Azzolini and Linda Todd from the Arctic Energy Alliance, a non-profit helping communities reduce their energy usage and transition to more affordable and sustainable forms of energy. And the lessons they're learning along the way can help those of us further south.