NASA satellites track Douglas and Hannah
Today’s Video of the Day from NASA Goddard describes how NOAA and NASA satellites tracked hurricanes in both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans over the weekend of July 25th and 26th.
According to NASA, hurricanes in the Pacific Ocean rarely make landfall on the western coast of the United States or in Hawaii.
Douglas approached the Hawaiian islands as a Category 3 hurricane, but moved over cooler waters and weakened to a Category 1 storm. After just grazing the islands, the hurricane moved in the opposite direction.
Meanwhile, Hannah made landfall in Texas on June 26, 2020 as a Category 1 hurricane. As the first Atlantic hurricane of the 2020 season, Hannah dumped an estimated 16 inches of rain on South Texas and caused devastating flash flooding.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard