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Post-tropical Cyclone Howard at 24.1°N - 122.3°W

North Pacific Ocean

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6 Aug 2022 - 11 Aug 2022


NHC Storm Description:

PTC Howard - The NHC has issued its final advisory on this system. Relevant sectors and Mesoscale views are shown here for 7 days beyond the final NHC advisory for reference.


11 Aug 2022 - 3:00 UTC ...HOWARD NOW POST-TROPICAL... ...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY... As of 8:00 PM PDT Wed Aug 10 the center of Howard was located near 24.1, -122.3 with movement WNW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph.

10 Aug 2022 - 21:00 UTC ...HOWARD FORECAST TO BECOME POST-TROPICAL TONIGHT... As of 2:00 PM PDT Wed Aug 10 the center of Howard was located near 23.9, -121.3 with movement WNW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1004 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph.

10 Aug 2022 - 15:00 UTC ...HOWARD FORECAST TO BECOME POST-TROPICAL WITHIN A DAY... As of 8:00 AM PDT Wed Aug 10 the center of Howard was located near 23.7, -120.2 with movement WNW at 10 mph. The minimum central pressure was 999 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph.

10 Aug 2022 - 9:00 UTC ...HOWARD CONTINUES TO WEAKEN... As of 2:00 AM PDT Wed Aug 10 the center of Howard was located near 23.5, -119.2 with movement NW at 10 mph. The minimum central pressure was 995 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

10 Aug 2022 - 3:00 UTC ...HOWARD WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL STORM... As of 8:00 PM PDT Tue Aug 9 the center of Howard was located near 23.1, -118.4 with movement NW at 10 mph. The minimum central pressure was 994 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 70 mph.

9 Aug 2022 - 21:00 UTC ...HOWARD WEAKENING... As of 2:00 PM PDT Tue Aug 9 the center of Howard was located near 22.5, -117.7 with movement WNW at 10 mph. The minimum central pressure was 989 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph.

9 Aug 2022 - 15:00 UTC ...HOWARD EXPECTED TO WEAKEN... As of 8:00 AM PDT Tue Aug 9 the center of Howard was located near 22.0, -116.9 with movement WNW at 10 mph. The minimum central pressure was 983 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 85 mph.

9 Aug 2022 - 9:00 UTC ...HURRICANE HOWARD HEADING FOR COOLER WATERS... As of 2:00 AM PDT Tue Aug 9 the center of Howard was located near 21.6, -116.1 with movement NW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 987 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 80 mph.

9 Aug 2022 - 3:00 UTC ...HOWARD HOLDING STEADY IN STRENGTH... As of 8:00 PM PDT Mon Aug 8 the center of Howard was located near 21.2, -115.2 with movement NW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 987 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 80 mph.

8 Aug 2022 - 21:00 UTC ...HOWARD RAPIDLY INTENSIFIES INTO THE SEVENTH HURRICANE OF THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC SEASON... As of 3:00 PM MDT Mon Aug 8 the center of Howard was located near 20.6, -114.4 with movement NW at 13 mph. The minimum central pressure was 987 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 80 mph.

8 Aug 2022 - 15:00 UTC ...HOWARD CONTINUES TO STRENGTHEN... ...NOW FORECAST TO BECOME A HURRICANE LATER TODAY... As of 9:00 AM MDT Mon Aug 8 the center of Howard was located near 20.1, -113.4 with movement NW at 13 mph. The minimum central pressure was 996 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

8 Aug 2022 - 9:00 UTC ...HOWARD STRENGTHENS... As of 3:00 AM MDT Mon Aug 8 the center of Howard was located near 19.2, -112.6 with movement NW at 14 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1000 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph.

8 Aug 2022 - 3:00 UTC ...HOWARD BRINGS TROPICAL STORM CONDITIONS TO SOCORRO ISLAND AS IT HEADS NORTHWESTWARD... As of 9:00 PM MDT Sun Aug 7 the center of Howard was located near 18.4, -111.7 with movement NW at 13 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1002 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph.

7 Aug 2022 - 21:00 UTC ...DEPRESSION BECOMES TROPICAL STORM HOWARD... As of 3:00 PM MDT Sun Aug 7 the center of Howard was located near 17.6, -110.7 with movement NW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1004 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph.

7 Aug 2022 - 15:00 UTC ...DEPRESSION STRUGGLING BUT STILL FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM SOON... As of 9:00 AM MDT Sun Aug 7 the center of Nine-E was located near 16.8, -109.9 with movement NW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

7 Aug 2022 - 9:00 UTC ...DEPRESSION FORECAST TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TODAY... As of 3:00 AM MDT Sun Aug 7 the center of Nine-E was located near 16.3, -109.1 with movement WNW at 15 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

7 Aug 2022 - 3:00 UTC ...SYSTEM REMAINS A TROPICAL DEPRESSION... ...STILL EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TONIGHT... As of 9:00 PM MDT Sat Aug 6 the center of Nine-E was located near 15.7, -107.9 with movement NW at 14 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

6 Aug 2022 - 21:00 UTC ...DEPRESSION MOVING NORTHWESTWARD... ...EXPECTED TO BECOME A TROPICAL STORM LATER TONIGHT... As of 3:00 PM MDT Sat Aug 6 the center of Nine-E was located near 15.0, -106.8 with movement NW at 13 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

6 Aug 2022 - 15:00 UTC ...TROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC... As of 10:00 AM CDT Sat Aug 6 the center of Nine-E was located near 14.3, -105.7 with movement NW at 13 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

GeoColor - True Color daytime, multispectral IR at night
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GeoColor is a multispectral product composed of True Color (using a simulated green component) during daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database derived from the VIIRS Day Night Band.

GeoColor was developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and the STAR Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB). For a full description of the algorithm, please see this article.

Please credit CIRA/NOAA when using GeoColor imagery.

NOTE: Lighted areas shown in nighttime images are not real-time depictions of city lights. The layer is derived from a compilation of JPSS VIIRS Day Night Band images and is included for orientation purposes.

 • CIRA GeoColor Product Quick Guide

Tropical Pacific GeoColor animation
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GeoColor is a multispectral product composed of True Color (using a simulated green component) during daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database derived from the VIIRS Day Night Band.

GeoColor was developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and the STAR Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB). For a full description of the algorithm, please see this article.

Please credit CIRA/NOAA when using GeoColor imagery.

NOTE: Lighted areas shown in nighttime images are not real-time depictions of city lights. The layer is derived from a compilation of JPSS VIIRS Day Night Band images and is included for orientation purposes.

 • CIRA GeoColor Product Quick Guide

Eastern East Pacific GeoColor animation
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GeoColor is a multispectral product composed of True Color (using a simulated green component) during daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database derived from the VIIRS Day Night Band.

GeoColor was developed at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and the STAR Regional and Mesoscale Meteorology Branch (RAMMB). For a full description of the algorithm, please see this article.

Please credit CIRA/NOAA when using GeoColor imagery.

NOTE: Lighted areas shown in nighttime images are not real-time depictions of city lights. The layer is derived from a compilation of JPSS VIIRS Day Night Band images and is included for orientation purposes.

 • CIRA GeoColor Product Quick Guide

GeoColor

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GLM FED

Lightning flash extent density over GeoColor
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RGB used to identify areas of rapid intensification
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RGB to distinguish clouds from fog
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Sandwich RGB

Blend combines IR band 13 with visual band 3
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Day Land Cloud

EUMETSAT Natural Color
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AirMass RGB

RGB based on data from IR & water vapor
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