NOAA-18 – disturbance in the Central Pacific is expected to become a hurricane

There appears to be a quick developing potential hurricane south of us. It is forecast to move north which means it could be
here fast. As warm as the ocean is there is plenty of energy out there. I will post these and NOAA 18’s images on my site.

73 Robert, NH7WN


As expected, NOAA 18s shots cut off most of the storm to the south. Interesting is that the storm to the north may actually
force the developing hurricane more towards Oahu than predicted??? Also notice on the big island. I believe the glow from the volcano
producing the VOG plume is actually visible as a distinct bright light. The next few days will be interesting.

Metop-B image 20 Aug 2015, 1920 UTC, (c) EUMETSAT

dust plumes blew over the Mediterranean Sea

Dust plumes blew over the Mediterranean Sea in early April 2013. Thick plumes hovered off the coasts of Libya and Egypt on April 7 and spanned the sea’s eastern shoreline the following day, reaching as far north as Turkey. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this natural-color images on April 7.


NOAA 19 Northbound 53° E on 137.10MHz, Multi-Spectral Analysis Enhancement,
Normal Projection, Channel A: 2 (Near Infrared), Channel B: 4 (Thermal Infrared) – DK3WN

Image taken by the new Elektro-L1 spacecraft

Image taken by the Elektro-L1 spacecraft, received and processed in NTs OMZ February 28, 2011 at 07:00 UTC

Elektro–L is a new-generation series of meteorological satellites developed for the Russian Federal Space Agency by NPO Lavochkin. The first satellite, Elektro–L 1, was launched on 20 January 2011. It is the first Russian weather satellite that successfully operates in geostationary orbit, and is currently the second operational Russian weather satellite. The satellites have a mass of about 1620 kg and are designed to operate for 10 years each. They are capable of producing images of the Earth’s whole hemisphere in both visible and infrared frequencies, providing data for climate change and ocean monitoring in addition to their primary weather forecasting role.