Strong Storm Approaches Alaskan Coast

Strong Storm Approaches Alaskan Coast
  • Credit:

    NASA image by Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, using data from the Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (Suomi NPP). Suomi NPP is the result of a partnership between NASA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and the Department of Defense. Caption by Robert Simmon.

A strong extra-tropical cyclone approached the southern coast of Alaska on September 26, 2012. According to The Washington Post Capital Weather Gang, the storm had a minimum central pressure of 956 millibars, lower than that of some hurricanes.

This natural-color image was collected by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite.

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  • Data Date:

    September 26, 2012
  • Visualization Date:

    September 28, 2012
  • Sensor(s):

    Suomi NPP - VIIRS
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