10 Nov '11, 10pm

Amazing image from NASA of the storm before it hits Alaska's coast #akstorm

A rare, extremely powerful winter storm hit northwestern Alaska on November 8 and 9, 2011, bringing hurricane-force winds, high seas, and heavy snow. Nome, the largest community affected by the storm, was buffeted by winds gusting to 66 miles per hour and a 10-foot storm surge. The National Weather Service reported wind gusts up to 85 miles per hour in Wales, northwest of Nome. Coastal flood warnings were still in effect throughout northwest Alaska on November 10. The storm was like a hurricane in many ways. The air pressure dropped to dropped to 945 millibars, comparable to a Category 3 hurricane. From above, the storm resembled a hurricane, as well, with bands of clouds spiraling around the low-pressure center. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite took this image at 2:45 p.m. local time on November 8 while the storm was still...

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View from our Aqua satellite of the powerful st...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Nov '11, 1am

A rare, extremely powerful winter storm hit northwestern Alaska on November 8 and 9, 2011, bringing hurricane-force winds,...

When the National Weather Service calls a storm "epic," you know something big is going down:

When the National Weather Service calls a storm...

grist.org 09 Nov '11, 6pm

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Colour Inspiration – Storm Approaching

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karencheng.com.au 23 Nov '11, 3pm

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Puyehue-Cordón Caulle [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 10pm

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Image taken yesterday of flood waters in Thailand & Cambodia by NASA's Terra satellite.

Image taken yesterday of flood waters in Thaila...

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 12pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images Floods continued to menace Southeast Asia in mid-November 2011. On November 17, 201...

Haze over the Bay of Bengal [image] #NASA

Haze over the Bay of Bengal [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 11 Nov '11, 9pm

An arc of haze hundreds of kilometers long hung over the Bay of Bengal on November 9, 2011. The Moderate Resolution Imagin...

Flooding in Southeast Asia [image] #NASA

Flooding in Southeast Asia [image] #NASA

earthobservatory.nasa.gov 18 Nov '11, 4pm

View Image Comparison View Both Images In mid-November 2011, floods were receding in Thailand’s historic city of Ayutthaya...