Hurricane Vance Weakening, Heading Toward Mexico

The TRMM satellite flew over hurricane Vance on November 2014 at 0953 UTC. Rainfall derived from TRMM's Microwave Imager (TMI) data collected with that view are shown overlaid on a 1000 UTC GOES-WEST image. This analysis showed that Vance had a large area of heavy rainfall near the center of the hurricane. Some intense storms in that area were dropping rain at a rate of over 50mm/hr (almost 2 inches) per hour. Vance's power peaked late on November 3, 2014 with winds of about 95 kts (about 109 mph). Vertical wind shear had started to weaken the hurricane at the time of this view but Vance was

Tropical Storm Vance Forms

The hurricane season continues to be active in the eastern Pacific Ocean. A Tropical depression south of southern Mexico was upgraded to tropical storm Vance yesterday. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) predicts that Vance will become a hurricane Sunday morning making it the sixteenth hurricane of the 2014 eastern Pacific Ocean hurricane season. TRMM's Microwave imager (TMI) had a good view of the rainfall around tropical storm Vance on October 31, 2014 at 0234 UTC. An analysis of this rainfall is shown overlaid on a 0245 UTC GOES-EAST enhanced infrared image. Intense convective