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Satellites notice 5 storms as Atlantic typhoon season heats up

Hurricane Fiona, tropical storm Gaston and three other areas of low air pressure seen from space by the GOES 16 satellite on September 22, 2022.

Storm Fiona, tropical storm Gaston and three different areas of low air stress considered from station by the GOES 16 satellite tv for pc on September 22, 2022.(Image credit: NOAA)

The Atlantic typhoon season of 2022 has picked up momentum.

After a gradual commence, Storm Fiona has strengthened true into a Category 4 storm after knocking out vitality grids all the strategy thru Puerto Rico earlier this week. Meteorologists are additionally monitoring Tropical Storm Gaston and three different areas of low air stress that can also salvage into cyclones within the subsequent few days. 

All 5 of these areas of meteorological notify are considered in a single image captured Thursday (Sept. 22) by the GOES 16 meteorological satellite tv for pc from its vantage point 22,000 miles (36,000 kilometers) above Earth.

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Storm Fiona, the key main typhoon of the 2022 Atlantic season, formed west of Barbados and Martinique in mid-September and rapid picked up energy because it tracked westward above the warmth Caribbean waters. Fiona reached typhoon station on Sunday (Sept. 19), when it battered Puerto Rico. It then persevered to toughen because it moved over the Dominican Republic, discharging torrential rains and unleashing highly efficient winds.

A night time-time image shared on Twitter (opens in sleek tab) by the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Thursday, and taken earlier that day by the NOAA 20 satellite tv for pc, published Puerto Rico level-headed mostly in darkness three days after Fiona’s passage, hinting at the scale of the vitality grid wound. 

The aftermath of Hurricane Fiona in Puerto Rico seen from space.

Puerto Rico submerged in darkness after Storm Fiona knocked out vitality grids all the strategy thru the island. (Image credit: NOAA/NASA)

Fiona reached the depth of a Category 4 typhoon on Thursday (Sept. 22) with sustained wind speeds of 130 mph (215 kph) and most wind gusts of 160 mph (259 kph) in accordance with Accuweather. The storm is currently provocative northward in the direction of Bermuda, and is anticipated to skirt the islands later on Thursday night time or early Friday morning.  

Fiona will then proceed its northbound saunter at a obtain distance from the U.S. East Cruise, but will assemble landfall in jap Canada this weekend as a Category 2 typhoon with sustained wind speeds of 100 mph (157 kph) and most wind gusts of 121 mph (195 kph).

Hurricane Fiona is the first major tropical storm of the 2022 Atlantic season.

Storm Fiona is the key main tropical storm of the 2022 Atlantic season. (Image credit: Copernicus)

The Atlantic typhoon season of 2022 had an surprisingly gradual commence. It had no named tropical storms forming above the ocean’s waters in the end of your total month of August for the key time in 25 years. But verbalize picked up at the commence of September. As smartly as to Fiona, tropical storm Gaston is currently elevating waves within the northern parts of central Atlantic. The storm would no longer pose any threat to inhabited territories within the foreseeable future. 

On different hand, an station of low air stress staunch north of the wing of Venezuela has a 70% likelihood of strengthening true into a cyclone within the subsequent 48 hours, in accordance with NOAA (opens in sleek tab). This cloud arrangement is provocative within the western/northwestern direction in the direction of the central Caribbean and doubtlessly the Gulf of Mexico. Meteorologists are additionally monitoring two different, weaker areas of low air stress: One off the east wing of central Africa and one other within the central tropical Atlantic Ocean. 

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