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NASA-NOAA satellite nighttime imagery helps confirm Elida now post-tropical
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a night-time image of Elida in the Eastern Pacific Ocean that helped confirm the storm had weakened to a post-tropical cyclone. (2020-08-13)

NASA-NOAA satellite nighttime imagery reveals development of Tropical Storm Josephine
The tenth named tropical cyclone of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season was named today, Aug. 13, 2020, after NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a nighttime image of the storm. (2020-08-13)

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite finds a stubborn tropical depression 06W
Tropical Depression 06W has been around for days, and continues to hold together as it moves in a westerly direction toward Taiwan in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured a visible image of the storm. (2020-08-12)

NASA finds a wispy, wind-sheared Tropical Depression 06W
NASA's Terra satellite revealed that a wispy looking Tropical Depression 06W in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean was being battered by wind shear. That wind shear is not expected to wane and the storm is expected to weaken. (2020-08-11)

NASA-NOAA satellite night-time animation shows intensification of hurricane Elida
A new animation of night-time imagery from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite revealed how the Eastern Pacific Ocean's Elida transformed into a hurricane over a three-day period. (2020-08-11)

NASA finds Mekkhala coming apart after landfall in Southeastern China
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of former Typhoon Mekkhala shortly after it made landfall in southeastern China. Wind shear had torn the storm apart. (2020-08-11)

NASA infrared data confirms depression became Tropical Storm Elida
After Tropical Depression 09E formed near the coast of southwestern Mexico, infrared data from NASA's Aqua satellite helped confirm its transition to a tropical storm. (2020-08-10)

NASA sees compact Tropical Storm Jangmi exiting East China Sea
Tropical Storm Jangmi was exiting the East China Sea and moving toward the Sea of Japan when NASA's Aqua satellite measured the strength of the system. (2020-08-10)

Emergency visits for thunderstorm-related respiratory illnesses
Researchers used atmospheric and lightning data for all counties in the continental United States from 1999 through 2012 to see if increases in emergency department visits for respiratory illnesses among older adults happen in the days surrounding thunderstorms because vulnerable groups and those with common chronic respiratory diseases may be susceptible to the atmospheric changes caused by these storms. (2020-08-10)

NASA finds strong storms in developing Tropical Storm Mekkhala
After Tropical Depression 07W formed close to the western Philippines, it moved away and strengthened into a tropical storm in the South China Sea. NASA's Terra satellite provided a look at the strength of the storms that make up the tropical cyclone. (2020-08-10)

Ammonia-rich hail sheds new light on Jupiter's weather
New Juno results suggest that the violent thunderstorms taking place in Jupiter's atmosphere may form ammonia-rich hail, or 'mushballs', that play a key role in the planet's atmospheric dynamics. This theory, developed using data from Juno's microwave radiometer by the Juno team, is described in two publications led by a CNRS researcher at the Laboratoire Lagrange (CNRS/Observatoire de la Côte d'Azur/Université Côte d'Azur) with support from the CNES. (2020-08-05)

NASA's cloudsat takes a slice from tropical storm Isaias 
NASA's CloudSat passed over Tropical Storm Isaias as it was strengthening back into a hurricane on Aug. 3, and before it made landfall in North Carolina. CloudSat revealed areas of heavy rain and ice particles in high, powerful clouds. (2020-08-04)

NASA finds an eye and a giant 'tail' in Typhoon Hagupit
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of Typhoon Hagupit in the Northwestern Pacific Ocean that showed the development of an eye as it quickly intensified. Imagery also showed a thick band of thunderstorms that resembled a giant tail, spiraling into the powerful storm. (2020-08-03)

NASA examines water vapor and structure in Hurricane Isaias
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the North Atlantic Ocean, it gathered water vapor data on Isaias, while NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image that showed a more organized tropical cyclone. (2020-07-31)

NASA's Terra Satellite finds no strong storms left in Tropical Storm Douglas  
Strong wind shear has been the undoing of Tropical Storm Douglas. NASA's Terra satellite provided infrared data revealed the tropical cyclone was devoid of strong storms, indicating wind shear has weakened it. (2020-07-29)

NASA's tracking Hawaii-bound Major Hurricane Douglas
Hurricane Douglas is a major hurricane tracking through the Central Pacific Ocean on a forecast track to Hawaii. NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures and found them surrounding the eyewall of the powerful hurricane. In addition, images from NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite were used to generate an animated track of Douglas' movement and intensification over four days. (2020-07-24)

NASA sees compact Douglas strengthening to a major hurricane
Although a compact storm, hurricane Douglas in the Eastern Pacific is mighty, as it has become the season's first major hurricane. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with an image of Douglas that showed development of an eye as it quickly intensified. (2020-07-23)

NASA finds strength in new Gulf Tropical Depression 8
NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to identify the strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression 8, spinning in the Gulf of Mexico. (2020-07-23)

NASA examines Tropical Storm Gonzalo's structural changes
Visible and microwave imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite indicated Tropical Storm Gonzalo was slightly less organized than it was on the previous day. (2020-07-23)

NASA infrared confirms Douglas still a tropical storm
Infrared data from NASA's Terra satellite showed that dry air around Tropical Storm Douglas has been inhibiting it from strengthening into a hurricane. (2020-07-22)

NASA finds wind shear and cooler waters winding down Tropical Depression 7E
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern Pacific Ocean and provided forecasters with a visible image of the waning Tropical Depression 7E. Wind shear and cooler waters were taking their toll on the storm. (2020-07-21)

Tropical Storm Douglas organizing in NASA infrared imagery
Tropical Depression 8E developed on July 20 and quickly organized into a tropical storm. Infrared NASA satellite imagery revealed that Tropical Storm Douglas contained strong storms and showed banding of thunderstorms around its center. (2020-07-21)

NASA infrared view finds small areas of strength in new depression 6E
NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to identify the strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Tropical Depression 6E. Aqua found a few small areas of strength but cooler sea surface temperatures are expected to weaken them. (2020-07-14)

NASA infrared data shows Cristina strengthening
NASA's Aqua satellite revealed better organization and colder cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Cristina, indications that the storm was strengthening. (2020-07-10)

Lightening data have more use than previously thought
The lightning data can serve as an indicator for hazardous weather phenomena and improve short-term forecasting, (2020-07-09)

NASA sees storms wrapping around Tropical Cyclone Cristina
The analysis of Tropical Cyclone Cristina's cloud top temperatures revealed some bands of thunderstorms were developing and wrapping around the center of the storm's circulation. (2020-07-09)

NASA analyzes Tropical Cyclone Damien's water vapor concentration
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Cristina in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on July 8, it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of the storm. (2020-07-08)

NASA finds powerful storm's around Tropical Storm Cristina's center
A low-pressure area strengthened quickly and became Tropical Storm Cristina in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and infrared imagery from NASA revealed the powerful thunderstorms fueling that intensification. (2020-07-07)

NASA finds wind shear battering tropical storm Edouard
The latest tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean formed one day ago and was already being battered by wind shear. NASA's Aqua satellite imagery revealed Tropical Storm Edouard's strongest storms were being displaced by strong southwesterly winds. (2020-07-06)

NASA-NOAA satellite animation shows the end of Tropical Cyclone Boris
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite imagery provided a look at the end of the second named tropical cyclone of the Eastern Pacific Ocean's 2020 Hurricane Season. (2020-06-29)

NASA finds post-Tropical Cyclone Dolly exiting the tropical stage
NASA's Terra satellite provided a night-time look at what is now Post-Tropical Storm Dolly in the Northern Atlantic Ocean. Terra found that all of Dolly's clouds were on one side of the storm as the storm weakened further. (2020-06-24)

NASA analyzes the newest Atlantic Ocean subtropical depression
NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to analyze the strength of storms in the North Atlantic Ocean's newly formed Subtropical Depression 4. Infrared data provides temperature information to find the strongest thunderstorms that reach high into the atmosphere which have the coldest cloud top temperatures. (2020-06-23)

NASA catches development of Tropical Cyclone Nuri in South China Sea
A low-pressure system that developed in the Philippine Sea and tracked over the central Philippines has moved into the South China Sea and become a depression. NASA's Terra satellite provided an image of the newly formed storm. (2020-06-12)

NASA analyzes Cristobal, the big rainmaker
NASA's Aqua satellite gathered infrared imagery and cloud top temperature data on Tropical Depression Cristobal, and it revealed the heavy rainmaking capability of the storm. (2020-06-05)

NASA infrared data shows Tropical Cyclone Nisarga strengthened before landfall
Satellite data of Tropical Cyclone Nisarga's cloud top temperatures revealed that the storm had strengthened before it began making landfall in west central India. (2020-06-03)

NASA examines tropical storm Mangga in infrared light
NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to provide forecasters with a look at the temperatures of the cloud tops in Tropical Storm Mangga. (2020-05-22)

Spring rains are a surprising source of pollen
Spring rains washes away some pollen, but not all. University of Iowa researchers have found tree pollen fragments can remain airborne for hours after a storm. The tiny pollen particles can exacerbate allergies because they can reach deep in the lungs. (2020-05-20)

NASA satellites covering typhoon Amphan headed for landfall
NASA satellites have been providing forecasters with various types of imagery on Typhoon Amphan as it heads toward a landfall near the border of eastern India and Bangladesh on May 20, 2020. (2020-05-20)

Applying the analogy method to improve the forecasting of strong convection
An analogy-based method in strong convection forecasts was introduced by using numerical model output. (2020-05-15)

NASA analyzes developing System 90L in Straits of Florida
A low-pressure area designated as System 90L appears to be developing in the Straits of Florida, located between Southern Florida and Cuba. NASA's Aqua satellite measured cloud top temperatures within the developing system and found some stronger storms. (2020-05-15)

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