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Severe flooding hits central Texas, Oklahoma
A stagnant upper-air pattern that spread numerous storms and heavy rains from central Texas up into Oklahoma has resulted in record flooding for parts of the Lone Star State. One of the hardest hit areas was in Hays County ...
NASA looks at Tropical Storm Blanca's increasing winds, dropping temperatures
Cooling cloud top temperatures and increasing winds are two indications that a tropical cyclone is organizing and strengthening. NASA's Aqua satellite and the International Space Station's RapidScat instrument helped meteorologists ...
New tropical depression forms and moves into central Pacific Ocean
Tropical Depression 4E formed in the Eastern Pacific and crossed the 140 West longitude line as of the 0300 UTC time, which brought it into the Central Pacific Ocean. NOAA's GOES-West satellite captured an infrared image ...
RapidScat catches a day in the short life of Tropical Storm Vamco
Tropical Storm Vamco lived for two days in the South China Sea. On the day it developed into a depression the RapidScat instrument aboard the International Space Station provided forecasters data on its surface winds.
First Eastern Pacific tropical depression runs ahead of dawn
The first tropical depression of the Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed during the early morning of Thursday, May 28, 2015, well southwest of Mexico. An image of the storm taken from NOAA's GOES-West satellite shows ...
NASA spots Kilo becoming extra-tropical near Hokkaido, Japan
NASA's Aqua satellite spotted Tropical Storm Kilo brushing the eastern side of Hokkaido, Japan early on September 11 as it was becoming extra-tropical.
Remnants of ex-Tropical Storm Linda spreading inland
NOAA's GOES-West satellite saw the remnants of former Tropical Storm Linda begin to spread inland over the northern Baja Peninsula of Mexico, and they are expected to affect the southwestern U.S. over the next couple of days.
GOES-R satellite begins environmental testing
The GOES-R satellite, slated to launch in 2016, is ready for environmental testing. Environmental testing simulates the harsh conditions of launch and the space environment once the satellite is in orbit. The GOES-R satellite ...
NASA sees former tropical storm bow out 'Grace-fully'
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over former Tropical Storm Grace and saw the storm had weakened into an open wave of low pressure. Wind data from NASA's RapidScat was also used to confirm Grace's degeneration.
Suomi NPP sees a lopsided Tropical Storm Henri
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over Tropical Storm Henri on September 11 and saw that almost all of the clouds and showers associated with the storm were on the northeastern side of the storm.