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NASA tracking Beta’s heavy rainfall into lower Mississippi Valley

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Slow-moving post-tropical storm Beta continues to drop large amounts of rainfall in Texas as it moves into the Lower Mississippi Valley on Sept. 23. A NASA satellite rainfall product that incorporates data from satellites and observations estimated Beta’s rainfall rates.

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NASA-NOAA satellite sees tropical depression 22 strengthening in gulf of Mexico

(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided an infrared image of Tropical Depression 22 in the Gulf of Mexico during the early morning hours of Sept. 18. TD22 is expected to become a tropical storm, according to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

Researchers to study extreme weather in the Northeast

(University of Massachusetts Lowell) As wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast, UMass Lowell researchers analyzing the reasons behind hot and dry conditions hope their work will offer greater understanding of extreme weather events across the country. UMass Lowell Prof. Mathew Barlow and Assistant Prof. Christopher Skinner, both of Medford, are examining why heat waves and droughts occur in the U.S. Northeast, along with the relationship between the two weather phenomena.

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Hurricane Laura’s rapid intensification is a sign of a warming climate, scientists say – The Washington Post

Twenty-four hours later, Hurricane Laura was unrecognizable. It had rocketed into a high-end Category 4 storm, with wind speeds of nearly 145 mph, and was teetering toward Category 5 — the most dangerous. It was one of the fastest transformations…