12 Sep '18, 6pm

Florence Crossing Warm Waters on the Way to the Carolinas

As millions of people along the Atlantic Coast of the United States board up windows and evacuate before Hurricane Florence makes landfall, remote sensing researchers and forecasters are monitoring the environmental conditions fueling the powerful storm. They are assembling a suite of satellite images and data products that could aid storm preparedness and recovery efforts by federal and local partners. As Florence approaches land, two key factors will help govern the severity of the storm: ocean temperatures and wind shear , the difference in wind speeds at upper and lower parts of a storm. Warm ocean water and low wind shear are required to sustain and intensify a hurricane. The map above shows sea surface temperatures on September 11, 2018. Meteorologists generally agree that sea surface temperatures (SSTs) should be above 27.8°C (82°F) to sustain and intensify hurrican...

Full article: https://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/images/92739/florence-c...

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