Earth Day photos

By: Dr. Jeff Masters , 7:02 PM GMT on April 21, 2008

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Tuesday, April 22, marks Earth Day. As has been my tradition, on Earth Day I share some of my favorite photos wunderground users have uploaded over the past year. The Earth's atmosphere is a fantastically beautiful and complicated creation, and I thank all of you who took the time to share the spectacular things you've seen with the rest of us!

I'll be back Wednesday to talk about the demise of this year's La NiƱa.

Jeff Masters

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sunset rainbow (canderelli)
beautiful evening on the North Dakota plains
sunset rainbow
Thunderstorm (CameraGuy)
Lightning, stars, and airplane. This lightning strike was quite a ways from the rain area! (Photo 6)
Thunderstorm
Tonight's Aurora (Glacierwolf)
Small aurora that started right at sunset tonight. Stayed just a stream for most of an hour. Hopefully we will see more in the next few days. You can see more Northern Lights photos in my folder here and at my web site www.northpolegallery.com
Tonight's Aurora

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96. Thundercloud01221991
11:19 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
that would not be good as SE has warmer waters
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93. Thundercloud01221991
11:07 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
This would have to sit off of the coast on the gulf current to have a chance to develop
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92. BahaHurican
7:03 PM EDT on April 21, 2008
Evening, all.

Based on STL's post 91, it's obvious the Phillipines is not a place to live for the faint of heart . . . all that and volcanos too . . . lol
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90. all4hurricanes
10:27 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Terra Nova I found it on wikipedia too
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89. GatorWX
10:24 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Typhoon Gay 2nd strongest, 185mph 872mb
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88. Patrap
5:21 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
Horse it is..LOL
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87. TerraNova
6:19 PM EDT on April 21, 2008
LOL Patrap; I choose the horse (i guess...).
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86. TerraNova
6:18 PM EDT on April 21, 2008
Good job terra Nova did you look that up previous knowledge or what

Wikipedia :)
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85. Patrap
5:19 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
GOES Atlantic Tropical Zone Low Cloud Product With Terminator in Link
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84. all4hurricanes
10:16 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Good job terra Nova did you look that up previous knowledge or what
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83. Patrap
5:16 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
GOM/Atlantic Basin Low Cloud Product. Click to ENlarge Link

Same in False Colour WV Link
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82. TerraNova
6:14 PM EDT on April 21, 2008
Ok a mini trivia i can't resist those who pay attention to me will know, what is the second most powerful NW Pacific cyclone

Typhoon Gay...? First was Tip, I know that.
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81. all4hurricanes
10:14 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Whats that have to do with anything patrap
nevermind u changed it
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80. Patrap
5:12 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
LSU Earth Scan Lab Link
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79. all4hurricanes
10:10 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
NE1 know the answer to my trivia
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78. all4hurricanes
10:09 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
I'm sorry Micheal i mean the predictions posted on WU
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77. Patrap
5:08 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
Phish...LOL
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76. TerraNova
6:06 PM EDT on April 21, 2008
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75. Patrap
5:05 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
Send in da Plane's !....




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73. all4hurricanes
10:05 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Ok a mini trivia i can't resist those who pay attention to me will know, what is the second most powerful NW Pacific cyclone
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72. Patrap
5:03 PM CDT on April 21, 2008

NEXRAD Radar
Morehead City Base Reflectivity 0.50 Degree Elevation Range 124 NMI

NEXRAD Radar
Some offshore winds gusting to 60 knots

Morehead City Storm Relative Mean Radial Velocity 1.45 Degree Elevation Range 124 NMI Link



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70. all4hurricanes
9:59 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
28s formed and named not supposed to be a hurricane but i've learned not to trust weatherunderground predictions of other ocean storms
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68. all4hurricanes
9:52 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
if you look closely at the center of the low that vortfix posted you'll see it looks like its turning clockwise
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66. Weather456
5:51 PM AST on April 21, 2008
ohok SW, looking forward....
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65. all4hurricanes
9:49 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Cane addict and everyone else nobody needs to tell me thats lows mean its been hitting me with rain for two days why doesn't it pick on someone its own size lol
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63. Weather456
5:27 PM AST on April 21, 2008
I think the possibility of subtropical development is slim becuz the system would have to linger out there long enough to aquire some tropical characteristics and get rid of the trailing front. The best thing to do is monitor the system for signs of a decaying frontal boundary

Model Consensus



Trailing Front



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61. CaneAddict
9:44 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
all4hurricanes, I know you're joking lol! I actually have faith in that low-pressure area, It looks mean, as drak said....would'nt be surprised to see a Sub-tropical depression out of it....
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60. hurricane23
5:36 PM EDT on April 21, 2008
That low should keep us pretty dry in florida all week.It will place much of the Southeast in a northwest flow and subsidence, keeping things quiet.
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59. all4hurricanes
9:27 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
I might be proven wrong about a storm not forming till hurricane season that would make cane addict happy lol not happening : ) I mean that in a joke not it will sort of way
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58. Weather456
5:22 PM AST on April 21, 2008
Technical Hurricane Season Terms Simplified
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57. Weather456
5:20 PM AST on April 21, 2008
23. StormW 4:20 PM AST on April 21, 2008
456,
You around?


Yeah I'm here
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56. Drakoen
9:13 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
March trade winds and ending SST anomalies.

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55. Drakoen
9:04 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
54. moonlightcowboy 9:01 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Ramsdis 4km water vapor loop.

...it's already entraining dry air and more on the way, too!


Thats expected with the back side of these cold-core low pressure systems entraining the continental dry air in the cold air advection.
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54. moonlightcowboy
4:01 PM CDT on April 21, 2008


Ramsdis 4km water vapor.

...it's already entraining dry air and more on the way, too!
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53. groundswell
8:58 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Patrap-Andrea did produce very large waves for days that affected Florida
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51. Patrap
3:57 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
Andrea was foo-foo thing.
A 48 hour invest to no-where.

Subtropical Storm Andrea was the first named storm and first subtropical cyclone of the 2007 Atlantic hurricane season. It developed out of a previously non-tropical low on May 9 about 150 miles (240 km) northeast of Daytona Beach, Florida, three weeks before the start of the season. After encountering dry air and increased vertical wind shear, Andrea weakened to a subtropical depression on May 10 while remaining nearly stationary, and early on May 11 the National Hurricane Center discontinued advisories. Andrea was the first pre-season storm to develop since Tropical Storm Ana in April 2003. Additionally, the storm was the first Atlantic named storm in May since Tropical Storm Arlene in 1981. Link
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50. sporteguy03
8:50 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
Dr.Masters,
I hope you enjoyed Arizona and great pictures. I love Earth day a great day to give back to the place we all call home.
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49. Patrap
3:52 PM CDT on April 21, 2008
The Low isnt, and wont be warm cored.
Its not anything like Andrea.

Period.

Cyclone Parameters: Link


* A warm core cyclone has a profile of cyclone strength that decreases with height.
* A cold core cyclone has a profile of cyclone strength that increases with height.
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48. Drakoen
8:51 PM GMT on April 21, 2008
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