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Jan 15 8 tweets 2 min read
Jaw-dropping satellite imagery of the volcanic eruption in Tonga.

Wow. The above view is from Himawari-8, this view below is a bit higher resolution via GOES-17.

Truly incredible imagery.
Sep 1, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
New imagery of Grand Isle shows the true power of a category-4 hurricane.

Entire homes, gone. Some areas of Grand Isle are completely washed out & completely unrecognizable.
Aug 31, 2021 14 tweets 5 min read
First look at aerial imagery showing the destruction Hurricane Ida left behind. I will be posting many more gifs in this thread.

You can explore the imagery yourself, here:

Correct link*: storms.ngs.noaa.gov/storms/ida/ind…
Aug 30, 2021 8 tweets 3 min read
From tropical wave to major hurricane, in just three days.

Hurricane Ida's explosive journey to Louisiana. Highlighting a few more impressive satellite animations of Hurricane Ida.

Sunrise to sunset GeoColor view of landfall.
Aug 29, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Jaw-dropping view of Hurricane Ida. A lot of eyewall lightning.
Aug 29, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
My goodness...

Hurricane Ida is an absolute force to be reckoned with.

A monster cat-4 hurricane, packed with eyewall lightning. A four hour, hi-res time lapse of Hurricane Ida rapidly intensifying into a cat-4 storm.
Aug 28, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Hurricane Ida in the Gulf of Mexico.

Things are heating up. And a very close up view of the eye trying to clear.

Not there quite yet.
Aug 28, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Sunrise on Hurricane Ida.

Storms continually erupting in the eyewall. Longer lapse showing the evolution over the last 8 hours.
Aug 27, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Sunset on Hurricane Ida.

A storm destined to bring perilous conditions to the Gulf Coast. High resolution still of Hurricane Ida at sunset.
Aug 21, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Hurricane Henri headed for the Northeast.

Compelling imagery from above. One-minute imagery of the light fading on Henri's bubbling.
Aug 20, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
A lot of compelling satellite imagery this week.

Looking at it all on the satellite stream.

Tonight, 12a/9p ET/PT: twitch.tv/weatherdak And we're live! Come and hang out: twitch.tv/weatherdak.
Aug 17, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Awful satellite imagery out of the West tonight.

The 2021 Western wildfire disaster continues. Close up of the Dixie Fire, showing extreme behavior.
Jul 1, 2021 6 tweets 3 min read
Absolutely mind-blowing wildfire behavior in British Columbia.

Incredible & massive storm-producing pyrocumulonimbus plumes. And wow... satellites picked up quite a bit of lightning within the pyro plumes.
Jun 30, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
A pair of raging wildfires in British Columbia.

The first prominent pyrocumulonimbus of the North American fire season. A cluster of large fires off to the north as well.
Jun 29, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Well hello there...

A rare tropical cyclone in the South Atlantic.

Spinning parallel to the Uruguay & Brazil coasts. The beautiful GeoColor look from earlier today.
Sep 8, 2020 4 tweets 2 min read
There's so much burning right now on the West Coast.

Just dreadful satellite imagery. The last frame. 😟
Sep 3, 2020 5 tweets 2 min read
⚡️ The Electric Amazon ⚡️ This is three months (June, July, August of 2020) worth of lightning visuals via @CIRA_CSU.

Music: The Waning Moon by Anima: freemusicarchive.org/music/Anima/Dr….
Jul 6, 2020 19 tweets 4 min read
I don't share super personal stuff very often but the recent Hamilton release brings up all sorts of memories and emotions. In the spring of 2016 I was planning a trip to New York to visit my college roommate and his wife.

When I told my Mom of this trip she immediately told me I had to see Hamilton and that she could get tickets. My response:

What's Hamilton?
Nov 23, 2019 7 tweets 2 min read
Is Hector home?

Yup. And as glorious as ever.

Storm bubbling up on November 21st, 2019. And yesterday (the 22nd)? Not so much.

A few puffs that couldn't.
Nov 12, 2019 4 tweets 2 min read
Another day of raging wildfires in New South Wales.

Staggering imagery of Australia. There are fires/smoke plumes all over Australia, that I'll post loops of in the morning.

But, in the meantime, you can check them out for yourself: col.st/JSeYF
Aug 30, 2019 8 tweets 3 min read
Hurricane Dorian putting on a lightning show tonight.

Spectacular imagery. Notice there are a number of flashes in the inner core.

Associated with deep convection that kicked off after sunset.