Author Archives: Jorel Torres

NCC, GOES-16 and the Pacific Northwest

Another round of storms are headed for the Pacific Northwest, bringing high winds and precipitation. Updates on the storms can be seen via the following link. An observer on the ground can see the current storm via satellite, utilizing polar-orbiting … Continue reading

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Madagascar: Tropical Cyclone Enawo

Madagascar! A small country located in Africa, just east of Mozambique was hit by Tropical Cyclone Enawo making landfall today, 7 March 2017. Right before landfall the tropical cyclone was near ‘Category 4 status’ with winds approximately 145 mph. It was the strongest … Continue reading

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7-8 February 2017, New Orleans Power Outage

After a series of tornadoes ripped through southeastern Louisiana and southern Mississippi on 7 February 2017, a power outage occurred in eastern New Orleans affecting 10,000 plus people. Below is a screenshot of the affected areas: the red lines imply the … Continue reading

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More Precipitation for the West Coast, 3 February 2017

Who would have thought that the West Coast would get more precipitation? In a series of atmospheric river events that pummeled the West Coast a few weeks ago, another synoptic-scale precipitation event approaches….yet again. As of this morning, parts of Washington, … Continue reading

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