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NASA finds dry air sapping Tropical Storm Norbert's strength
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite revealed that dry air is eroding Tropical Storm Norbert, located off the coast of southwestern Mexico. (2020-10-07)

NASA imagery reveals Tropical Storm Chan-hom's skewed structure
NASA's Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Chan-hom as it continued moving though the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. The imagery revealed that the center of circulation was exposed and its strongest storms were south of the center. (2020-10-05)

NASA confirms, heavy rainfall, strengthening of tropical storm Marie
Tropical Storm Marie has formed in the Eastern Pacific Ocean and NASA satellite data helped confirm the strengthening of the storm. In addition, using a NASA satellite rainfall product that incorporates data from satellites and observations, NASA estimated Marie's rainfall rates the provided more clues about intensification. (2020-09-30)

NASA's infrared view of typhoon Kujira
NASA's Terra satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Typhoon Kujira as it tracked through the northwestern Pacific Ocean. (2020-09-29)

NASA casts an infrared eye on Tropical Storm Kujira's very cold cloud tops
NASA analyzed the cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Kujira using infrared light to determine the strength of the storm. Infrared imagery revealed that the strongest storms were around Kujira's center and in a band of thunderstorms on the western side of the storm. (2020-09-28)

Study delivers new knowledge about what causes thunderstorms and cloud bursts
Thunderstorms often provoke violent cloud bursts that can result in devastating flooding. But what actually spawns thunderstorms and cloud bursts? This question has spurred a new study by researchers at the University of Copenhagen -- with surprising results. (2020-09-25)

NASA-NOAA satellite finds wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Lowell
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Eastern North Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Lowell that revealed the storm was dealing with wind shear. (2020-09-24)

NASA finds Tropical Storm Lowell's center north of strongest side
NASA's Aqua satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures in Tropical Storm Lowell and found them south of the center of circulation. (2020-09-23)

NASA catches Tropical Storm Dolphin swimming north   
NASA's Terra satellite obtained visible imagery of Tropical Storm Dolphin as it continued moving north though the Northwestern Pacific Ocean on a track toward east central Japan. (2020-09-22)

NASA finds tropical storm Noul packing a punch    
Powerful storms with heavy rainmaking capabilities appeared over the coast of central Vietnam in NASA provided infrared imagery on Sept. 17. (2020-09-17)

NASA Aqua satellite casts three eyes on sally and finds heavy rain potential
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed the cloud top temperatures and water vapor content in Hurricane Sally as it crawls toward landfall, and found the potential for large amounts of rainfall, which, coupled with slow movement, can lead to catastrophic flooding. Two instruments provided three views of Sally's temperatures and water vapor that revealed the soaking capability of the slow-moving hurricane. (2020-09-15)

NASA satellite imagery shows Teddy consolidating
When a tropical cyclone consolidates, it means that it is getting more organized and its circulation is improving. An improved circulation helps make for a stronger storm. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed that Teddy was consolidating in the Central North Atlantic Ocean. (2020-09-15)

NASA satellite finds an elongated Tropical Storm Rene caused by wind shear
Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed an elongated Tropical Storm Rene being battered by wind shear in the Central Atlantic Ocean. Tropical cyclones that appear less than round are likely being affected by wind shear or outside winds transitioning into an extra-tropical cyclone or taking on the elongated appearance of a weather front. (2020-09-11)

NASA satellite finds a wedge-shaped Tropical Storm Paulette
Wind shear was affecting both Tropical Storm Paulette and Rene in the Atlantic Ocean on Sept. 11. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite showed that strong southwesterly wind shear pushed against Paulette creating a wedge-shaped storm. (2020-09-11)

Infrared NASA imagery provides Paulette's temperature palette
NASA's Aqua satellite analyzed Tropical Storm Paulette in infrared imagery as it moved through the Central Atlantic Ocean. At NASA, the imagery was false-colored to show cloud-top temperature gradients and identify the locations of the strongest storms. The imagery also indicated Paulette was being affected by wind shear. (2020-09-10)

NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear affecting Tropical Storm Paulette
Tropical Storm Paulette has run into wind shear that is pushing the bulk of clouds and showers away from its center of circulation, and that is apparent on infrared imagery from NASA. (2020-09-09)

NASA infrared imagery shows Tropical Storm Rene's seesaw of strength
Tropical Storm Rene weakened to a tropical depression late on Sept. 8 but regained tropical storm status on Sept. 9, 2020. Infrared imagery from NASA's Aqua satellite captured Rene as it was twice transitioning. (2020-09-09)

NASA's Aqua Satellite finds wind shear not letting up on Omar  
Tropical Depression Omar is one stubborn storm. Since it developed early in the week, it was being affected by wind shear. That wind shear has not let up by the week's end, and NASA satellite imagery showed the bulk of storms were being pushed to the southeast of the center. (2020-09-04)

NASA satellite finds Haishen now a super typhoon
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the Philippine Sea on Sept. 4, 2020 and provided a visible image of Haishen that had strengthened into a super typhoon. (2020-09-04)

NASA eyes typhoon Haishen's 10 mile-wide eye   
NASA's Terra satellite's visible image of Typhoon Haishen revealed a small ''pinhole'' eye surrounded by several hundred miles of thunderstorms spiraling around it as it continued moving north though the Northwestern Pacific Ocean. (2020-09-03)

NASA-NOAA satellite tracking Typhoon Maysak's approach to landfall
Typhoon Maysak was moving north through the East China Sea early on Sept. 2 when NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and captured a visible image of the storm approaching landfall in South Korea. (2020-09-02)

NASA analyzes typhoon Haishen's water vapor concentration
When NASA's Terra satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean, it gathered water vapor data on recently developed Typhoon Haishen and found powerful storms in two locations. (2020-09-02)

NASA-NOAA satellite provides a nighttime view of new Atlantic tropical depression
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a nighttime view of the Atlantic Ocean hurricane season's latest tropical cyclone off the coast of North Carolina. Ocean swells from the depression are affecting coastal North Carolina today, Sept. 1. (2020-09-01)

NASA finds Typhoon Maysak moving near Okinawa, Japan
Typhoon Maysak continued to move through the Northwestern Pacific and was closing in on Japan's Okinawa Island when NASA's Terra satellite obtained a visible image of the storm. Maysak's eye is not expected to go over the island, but pass just west of it. (2020-08-31)

NASA sees wind shear still battering tropical storm Iselle
NASA infrared imagery shows wind shear continued to batter Tropical Storm Iselle in the Eastern Pacific Ocean for the second day. (2020-08-28)

NASA Terra Satellite examines Tropical Storm Hernan's relocated center
NASA infrared imagery revealed a burst of strength in Tropical Storm Hernan, located over the Gulf of California. At 12:30 a.m. EDT, NOAA's National Hurricane Center or NHC noted that recent satellite-based wind data indicated Hernan was located northeast of previous estimates. (2020-08-28)

NASA Terra Satellite sees development of Tropical Storm Maysak
NASA infrared imagery revealed several areas of strong thunderstorms around the center of the recently organized Tropical Storm Maysak. (2020-08-28)

NASA finds new Tropical Storm Iselle already battling wind shear
NASA infrared imagery shows that newly formed Tropical Storm Iselle is already battling for its life under wind shear. (2020-08-27)

NASA gathers nighttime images of Laura becoming a Hurricane   
Tropical Storm Laura strengthened to a hurricane in the morning hours of Aug. 25, 2020, and NASA provided infrared imagery that showed the structure, temperature and rainmaking capabilities of the storm. (2020-08-25)

NASA tracking Tropical Storm Laura near Cuba
As Tropical Storm Laura continues to move through the Caribbean Sea NASA satellites are providing forecasters with visible, infrared and microwave data. Laura continued to move through the Caribbean Sea on a march toward the Gulf of Mexico. (2020-08-24)

NASA's Terra satellite analyzes Caribbean's Tropical Depression 14
NASA's Terra satellite gathered infrared data on Tropical Depression 14 as it moves through the Caribbean Sea. Infrared data was used to find the location of the strongest storms. (2020-08-21)

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite snaps Tropical Storm Higos' landfall
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided forecasters with a visible image of the landfall of Tropical Storm Higos on Aug. 18. (2020-08-19)

NASA-NOAA satellite snaps image of tropical storm Higos in South China Sea
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the South China Sea and captured a visible image of Tropical Storm Higos. Higos is headed for landfall in southeastern China. (2020-08-18)

NASA looks at water vapor in remnants of tropical depression 10E
Tropical Depression 10E weakened to a remnant low-pressure area in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite observed the water vapor content in the storm. (2020-08-17)

NASA infrared data shows Genevieve strengthening into a hurricane
NASA's Terra satellite used infrared light to identify strongest storms and coldest cloud top temperatures and found them surrounding a developing eyewall around Genevieve as it was strengthening into a hurricane. (2020-08-17)

NASA finds short-lived Fausto faded fast
Post-Tropical Storm Fausto faded fast in the Eastern Pacific Ocean. NASA's Terra satellite provided an infrared look at the storm, which showed no areas of heavy rainfall, and the storm was classified as a remnant low-pressure area. (2020-08-17)

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)

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