MODIS

MODIS

Julia is waning in the eastern Atlantic Ocean because of outflow from massive Hurricane Igor, despite his distance far to the west. Satellite imagery from NASA’s Aqua satellite showed that Julia’s eye was no longer visible, a sign that she’s weakening. As NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over Hurricane Julia from space on Sept. 16 at 1:35 p.m. EDT, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument captured a visible image of the storm. In the MODIS image, Julia’s eye was no longer visible and its center was cloud-filled.

Meanwhile, another area of low pressure has developed off the African coast, and forecasters give this system a 10 percent chance of developing into a tropical depression over the weekend. However, next week may be a different story.

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