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NASA satellite sees a more powerful Hurricane Rina, warnings up in Mexico
Hurricane warnings are in effect in Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula and visible and infrared satellite imagery from NASA continues to show Hurricane Rina getting stronger. Rina is now a category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson hurricane scale. (2011-10-25)

NASA's infrared look at Hurricane Gert
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the power within Atlantic Hurricane Gert and saw the hurricane had very cold cloud top temperatures. (2017-08-16)

NASA sees second Tropical soaking in Southern Philippines
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Philippines and infrared imagery showed that Tropical Storm Tembin contained strong thunderstorms with heavy rainmaking potential as it moved across Mindanao in the southern part of the country. The southern Philippines recently experienced a soaking from what is now Tropical Depression Kai-Tak. (2017-12-22)

NASA gets 'eyed' by major Hurricane Jose
NASA's Aqua satellite captured clear view of the eye of Hurricane Jose at it moved toward the Leeward Islands and strengthened into a Category 4 Hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Aqua also analyzed the storm in infrared light showing powerful storms around the center, capable of heavy rainfall. (2017-09-08)

Haze pollution affects satellite cloud detection
Scientists compare cloud detection from four sensors onboard the 'A-Train' satellite constellation during two severe haze episodes in winter 2015-2016 and suggest that in severe haze weather the cloud product of MODIS should be used with caution. (2017-11-27)

NASA satellite temperatures reveal a stronger Hurricane Lee
NASA's Aqua satellite peered into Hurricane Lee with infrared light to determine if the storm was intensifying. Infrared data showed cloud top temperatures were getting colder, indicating stronger storms. (2017-09-26)

Infrared NASA imagery shows Hurricane Aletta strengthening
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Aletta in the Eastern Pacific Ocean it had just become the first hurricane of the season. Infrared imagery showed that Aletta appeared more organized. The National Hurricane Center noted that Aletta could become a Category 4 hurricane later on June 8. (2018-06-08)

NASA sees Damrey strengthen into a typhoon
NASA's Aqua satellite and the NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite provided imagery of Damrey as it strengthened into a typhoon in the South China Sea. (2017-11-03)

A look at the US cold snap from NASA infrared imagery
Imagery and an animation of infrared imagery from the AIRS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite showed the movement of cold, Arctic air over the U.S. from Dec. 1 to Dec. 11. That frigid air mass is expected to affect states from the north central to the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic. (2016-12-13)

NASA finds newly formed Tropical Storm Dahlia battling wind shear
Tropical Storm Dahlia formed under the conditions of vertical wind shear, which displaced the bulk of its clouds north of the center. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that Tropical Storm Dahlia showed strongest thunderstorms north of its center of circulation as the storm moved through the Southern Indian Ocean. (2017-11-30)

NASA finds Tropical Cyclone's Vayu getting stretched
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean, it captured an infrared image that revealed Tropical Cyclone Vayu was elongating. That's never a good sign for a tropical cyclone, because they need a circular rotation to maintain strength. (2019-06-14)

NASA sees a weaker Hurricane Lee headed to the UK
NASA and NOAA satellite imagery show Hurricane Lee has been on a weakening trend as wind shear is battering the storm. The National Hurricane Center expects Lee to weaken quickly and its remnants to bring gusty winds to Ireland and the United Kingdom over the weekend of Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. (2017-09-29)

NASA gets infrared view of Carolina Chris, the tropical storm
Tropical Storm Chris was strengthening when NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the US Eastern Seaboard on July 9. Aqua analyzed Tropical Storm Chris in infrared light. (2018-07-09)

NASA analyzes Tropical Storm Nate
NASA's Aqua satellite and NOAA's GOES East satellite provided imagery of Tropical Storm Nate affecting Nicaragua and extending into the Caribbean Sea. (2017-10-06)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Iris at Queensland coast
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Cyclone Iris near the coast of Queensland, Australia, it measured cloud top temperatures and found strong storms with the potential for creating heavy rainfall. (2018-04-03)

NASA sees development of Tropical Depression 19W
NASA's Aqua satellite looked at cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression 19W as it developed just north of northern coast of Luzon, Philippines. Satellite imagery showed that the depression was already battling wind shear. (2017-09-05)

Tropical Depression Gordon still lingering over Arkansas
Tropical Depression Gordon just doesn't want to give up. Gordon is meandering in the southern US and satellites pinpointed its center over Arkansas on Friday, Sept. 7. Gordon continues to soak the southern US and NASA's Aqua satellite located the strongest storms associated with the depression. (2018-09-07)

NASA finds heavy rainmaking thunderstorms in Hurricane Bud
Powerful Hurricane Bud sat near the coast of southwestern Mexico when NASA's Aqua satellite observed some very high, towering thunderstorms within. Because of its close proximity to land, warnings are already in effect for areas in Mexico. (2018-06-12)

NASA takes Tropical Cyclone's Vayu's temperature
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northern Indian Ocean and took the temperature of Tropical Cyclone Vayu as it moved northward in the Arabian Sea. NASA found the storm intensifying/ Warnings are now in effect for India's Gujarat coast. (2019-06-11)

NASA sees Tropical Depression 16 develop in southwestern Caribbean Sea
Infrared imagery from NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites showed powerful thunderstorms around the center of Tropical Depression 16 as it developed early on Oct. 4 in the southwestern Caribbean Sea. (2017-10-04)

NASA sees Tropical Cyclone Linda lose an 'arm'
Tropical Cyclone 13P has been renamed Tropical Cyclone Linda in the Southern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites found a powerful band of thunderstorms east of Linda's center that resembled an arm, fell apart in 9 hours. (2018-03-13)

NASA satellite reveals formation of Philippine Sea Tropical Depression 16W
NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at the newly formed Tropical Depression 16W in the Philippine Sea. 16W is known locally in the Philippines as 'Jolina.' (2017-08-24)

NASA peers into major Hurricane Blas
As NASA satellites gather data on the first major hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season, Blas continues to hold onto its Category 3 status on the Saffir Simpson Wind Scale. (2016-07-07)

A NASA triple-view of Hurricane Franklin's fade out
NASA's GPM, Aqua and Suomi NPP satellites provided three different views of the now fizzled and former Hurricane Franklin. (2017-08-11)

NASA sees a re-strengthened Tropical Storm Kai-Tak
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea and infrared imagery showed that Kai-Tak re-strengthened into a tropical storm. Infrared data from Aqua's AIRS instrument revealed very cold cloud top temperatures in powerful thunderstorms. (2017-12-20)

NASA sees Maria intensify into a major hurricane
NASA and NOAA satellites have provided data on Maria as it strengthened into a major Hurricane headed toward the Leeward Islands. NASA's Aqua satellite provided an infrared look at Maria that showed cooling cloud top temperatures and NOAA's GOES satellite provided an animation of imagery that showed the storm developing and strengthening. (2017-09-18)

NASA finds Hurricane Lee's strength shift
Hurricane Lee began weakening as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead and collected temperature information. Satellite data showed that Lee's strongest side was south of its center. (2017-09-28)

NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Gaja's landfall
Caught in the act of landfall, Tropical Cyclone Gaja was seen by NASA's Aqua satellite as it passed overhead and collected temperature information. (2018-11-16)

NASA finds a stronger Ava now tracking along Madagascar's coast
NASA satellites provided data that showed a more well-formed storm and strong thunderstorms with heavy rainfall potential over central Madagascar and off-shore. (2018-01-04)

NASA catches Tropical Cyclone Pola near Fiji
Tropical Cyclone Pola was passing near the Southern Pacific country of Fiji when NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the storm in infrared light and found it strengthening. (2019-02-27)

NASA satellites see Tropical Cyclone Enawo moving through central Madagascar
Tropical Cyclone Enawo continued to move through central Madagascar on a southern track as NASA's Aqua and Terra satellites gathered imagery and data on the powerful storm. (2017-03-08)

NASA goes infrared on powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani
NASA's Aqua satellite focused an infrared eye on a very powerful Tropical Cyclone Fani as it approached landfall in northeastern India. Fani is a powerful Category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. (2019-05-02)

NASA sees strengthening Tropical Cyclone Sanvu develop a tail
Tropical Storm Sanvu is strengthening and imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed what looks like a thick tail to the storm. The infrared data actually showed a thick feeder band of thunderstorms wrapping into the low-level center of circulation. (2017-08-30)

GPM satellite sees Tropical Storm Irma forming near Cape Verde Islands
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) upgraded a low pressure area in the far eastern Atlantic Ocean to tropical storm Irma on Aug. 30, 2017 at 11 a.m. EDT (1500 UTC). (2017-08-30)

NASA infrared data reveals Tropical Storm Emilia is strengthening
Infrared NASA satellite imagery provided cloud top temperatures of thunderstorms that make up Tropical Storm Emilia. Comparing those NASA temperature readings with another satellite's data obtained the following day, forecasters determined that Emilia had strengthened. (2018-06-29)

Tropical Storm Ewiniar landfall in China seen by NASA's Aqua satellite
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the South China Sea on June 7 infrared imagery showed Tropical Storm Ewiniar's center made landfall in southeastern China. (2018-06-08)

NASA's Aqua and GPM satellites examine Tropical Cyclone Kenanga
On December 16 and 17, NASA's GPM core observatory satellite and NASA's Aqua satellite, respectively, passed over the Southern Indian Ocean and captured rainfall and temperature data on Tropical Cyclone Kenanga. (2018-12-17)

NASA sees Sanvu strengthen to a tropical storm
Tropical Depression Sanvu has strengthened into a tropical storm in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and NASA's Aqua satellite gathered temperature data on the storm's cloud tops using infrared light. (2017-08-29)

NASA finds wind shear affecting Tropical Cyclone Flamboyan
Flamboyan, the 21st tropical cyclone of the Southern Indian Ocean season, formed over the weekend of April 28 and 29. Wind shear is expected to weaken Flamboyan over the next several days. (2018-04-30)

Hurricane Dorian marching slowly across Atlantic
The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami reports that an Air Force plane is finding Dorian a 'little stronger' as of the 8:00 a.m. EDT advisory put out today, Aug. 30, 2019.  Data from an Air Force Reserve reconnaissance aircraft indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 110 mph (175 km/h) with higher gusts. That is in keeping with what weather forecasters are predicting for the storm. (2019-08-30)

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