(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.
Researchers can offer insight into why these storms intensified quickly as they moved across the continental shelf.
“I don’t think science knows actually. It’ll start getting cooler,” US President Donald Trump said during a briefing on California wildfires
(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).
(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.
Ranking hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico has for years meant placing Katrina at the top of a grim list. The 2005 storm killed more people than any other in almost a century.
The hurricane season started earlier and has been more active than any in recent memory. Some think a warming planet is a factor in more powerful storms but not everyone agrees.
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…