A six-day satellite movie of Superstorm Sandy

The National Severe Storms Lab tweeted this today:

GOES-14 Rapid Scan movie of Hurricane Sandy
October 25-31, 2012
The GOES imager visible band shows reflected sunlight.
These rapid scan images were produced experimentally by NOAA NESDIS.
The data was collected by the SSEC Data Center.
GOES is built by NASA and operated by NOAA.
Credit: NOAA / CIMSS at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Unfortunately, it’s only the visible images, so we can’t see the storm’s development and movement at night, but it’s still one of the most impressive weather videos I’ve ever seen. Keep in mind, too, at the start of the video Sandy is under strong wind shear, which usually destroys tropical cyclones – an incredible storm.

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