Satellite Animation Shows February Return of the Pineapple Express to California

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As originally predicted in this WUWT story from Monday, the pineapple express is here according to NASA:

pineapple-express-feb4-2015 An animation of satellite imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2015 captured the movement of a stream of clouds associated with moisture called “The Pineapple Express.” Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project, Dennis Chesters

The “Pineapple Express” has set up again and is bringing wet weather to the U.S. Pacific Northwest. An animation of satellite imagery from NOAA’s GOES-West satellite from Feb. 1 to Feb. 4, 2015 captured the movement of a stream of clouds associated with moisture that is expected to bring rain and snow to the region over the next several days.

The ”Pineapple Express” occurs when warm air and lots of moisture are transported from the Central Pacific, near Hawaii, to the Eastern Pacific Ocean.

A wide-field movie by NOAA’s GOES-West satellite shows the Pineapple Express’ stream…

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4 Responses to Satellite Animation Shows February Return of the Pineapple Express to California

  1. Todd Juvinall says:

    OK no one answered my question about sea level rise so I went looking. I came up with this jewel by the Washington Post. The methodology is now apparently “modernized” to measure the rise or fall. Well, I read the article and I can’t seem to find the “rise” in mathematical terms. Like 5 inches higher etc. So, if I was reading the article right, it fails to give us the basics and gives us all this mumbo-jumbo. Is my reading correct?

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2015/01/15/the-rate-of-sea-level-rise-is-far-worse-than-previously-thought-study-says/

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    • Russ Steele says:

      Todd, I have been looking for a definitive article on sea level rise. But, and you discovered there is lots of mumbo jumbo. I am still looking.

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  2. Stu says:

    I sure hope so Russ, nothing so far (it was supposed to arrive here last night!) and radar doesn’t show anything close yet.

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