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Video : amazing hurricane BUD infrared loop

On 13/06/2018 at 10:16 2

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The global cyclonic news is currently marked by Hurricane BUD, which is evolving over pacific North-East. CIMSS (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies) published on its blog an amazing satellite IR loop of the cyclone at the moment when it peaked at Category 4 intensity.

Hurricane BUD, which is the second system of the 2018 hurricane season in the northeastern Pacific, is as I announced yesterday weakening. The cyclone was beginning to move over water having lower values of Ocean Heat Content and Sea Surface Temperature while approaching Baja California peninsula (Mexico).

This morning, according RSMC Miami report at 03:00 UTC, the maximum sustained winds over 1 minute were estimated at 80 kt (148 km/h) associated with gusts of 100 kt (185 km/h), while at the height of its intensity, these sustained winds culminated at 115 kt (212 km/h) for gusts of 140 kt (259 km/h).

CIMSS published on its blog a satellite loop of the hurricane when it reached its intensity peak as category 4. The above video was made via GOES 16 satellite captures and from infrared images taken every 1 minute.

Eye appearance gives a clue to the cyclone intensity

This amazing satellite loop allows to observe in a few seconds the evolution of the eye of Hurricane BUD. As can be seen from this video, the cyclone eye knows several fluctuations of size and shape during its existence.

Its appearance gives a clue to the cyclone intensity. Strong tropical cyclone have an regular and defined eye contours. E shredded and poorly defined eye is usually associated with cyclones of moderate intensity or weakening.

It may also happen that in cases of intense cyclones, the eye temporarily deteriorates during a phenomenon known as "eye wall replacement cycle". This process is often vector of a new intensification.




  • This was already a second hurricane of that season.

    1 This was already a second hurricane of that season. On 06/03/2019

    Hurricane Bud was assigned Category Two and brought powerful rains to the Mexican city of Guadalajara. There is a video where one can see how, within a few hours, flooding began, the water level rose to 4 meters, and many streets of Guadalajara turned into rivers while cars were drowning. This was already a second hurricane of that season. You know, at such times, you understand that when disasters happen, that only by uniting can we overcome and get through any trials and hard times. That is why I am writing here to recommend that everyone take a look at a wonderful international project - The Climate Control Global Project. This association unites people from different countries and of different nationalities in order to help each other and look for a way out of the current climatic situation.
  • Stefan Mertes

    2 Stefan Mertes On 31/07/2018

    Sorry english, but i have the video from fantala, amazing to see cyclones like this.

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