September storms line up in the ocean •

September storms line up in the ocean Today’s Image of the Day from NASA features a series of storms lined up in the ocean across the Western Hemisphere. 

On September 4, 2019, Hurricane Juliette in the East Pacific and Hurricane Dorian in the Atlantic were both category 2 storms.

Tropical Storm Fernand had just recently made landfall over northeastern Mexico, and Tropical Storm Gabrielle was lingering in the eastern Atlantic with sustained winds of 50 mph.

The natural-color image was acquired using data from the Advanced Baseline Imager on the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 16. September storms line up in the ocean Tropical Storm Fernand a Heavy Rain Threat to Mexico Heavy rainfall is the main threat from Fernand as it makes landfall in northeastern Mexico. Rainfall totals of 6 to 12 inches (locally, up to 18 inches) are possible, particularly in the higher terrain. That could result in life-threatening mudslides and flash flooding.

Tropical Storm Fernand is closing in on landfall in northeast Mexico where it will bring a threat of heavy rain and flooding. Tropical Storm Gabrielle has also formed in the eastern tropical Atlantic Ocean. But that’s not all: The National Hurricane Center (NHC) is watching two other areas in the Atlantic for possible tropical development as well.

By Chrissy Sexton, Staff Writer

Image credit: NASA Earth Observatory/Joshua Stevens; NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service. Caption: Kathryn Hansen.


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