NOAA Image of the Day

What is the NOAA Image of the Day?
The NOAA Image of the Day is produced by the Operational Significant Event Imagery team which is assigned to NOAA Satellite and Information Services. The Operational Significant Event Imagery team consists of scientists who monitor significant environmental events for their current or potential severity and scope. This image is updated every 24 hours Monday thru Friday.

Tropical Storm Jerry Forms in the Central Atlantic Ocean

Tropical Storm Jerry Forms in the Central Atlantic Ocean

Jerry becomes the 10th tropical storm of the 2013 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Jerry is in an area where it will be affected by some vertical shear, but not enough to prevent some further strengthening.

The broad area of low pressure located several hundred miles south-southwest of Jamaica continues to generate showers and thunderstorms yet remains disorganized. Development is likely to be slow, but conditions may become marginally more conducive as the system moves into the southern Gulf of Mexico later this week. This image was taken by GOES East at 1745Z on September 30, 2013.

Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory