East Coast Storm

A strong low pressure system starting out in the Gulf of Mexico moved up the east coast over a period of several days.

This storm system brought heavy rainfall and flooding risks, as well as severe weather including strong wind gusts. Snow fell on the backside of the low.

For more information, visit the Storm Prediction Center and the Weather Prediction Center.

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Contributions by: Josh Reiter, Kim Erickson and Dakota Smith

Satellite imagery of this event:

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New Small Lakes Pop-Up After the Storm

Description:

Following the immense rainfall and flooding from the east coast storm, new small lakes could be seen dotting the landscape of North Carolina.


Phenomena: Flooding

Satellite: NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP

Product: Day Land Cloud

Instrument: VIIRS

Full Lifetime of the East Coast Storm

Description:

This multi-day animation shows the storm’s journey from its beginnings in the Gulf of Mexico, its bombardment of tropical storm-like conditions in Florida, to delivering heavy rainfall, flooding, and strong winds as it moved up the east coast of the US.


Phenomena: Flooding Mid-latitude Cyclones Nor'easter Thunderstorms Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13)

Instrument: ABI

Powerful Storm System Races up East Coast

Description:

The full day evolution of the powerful East Coast storm system racing up the coast.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Nor'easter

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Sunrise on Eastern US Coastal Low

Description:

The sun rises on the Eastern US coastal low bringing significant impacts to the East Coast.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones Nor'easter

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Eastern Seaboard gets Blasted by East Coast Storm

Description:

Heavy rains, strong winds, flash flooding, and instances of severe weather permeate the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast US as the storm system moves up the east coast.


Phenomena: Flooding Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Airmass (EUMETSAT)

Instrument: ABI

Inner Core of East Coast Storm Packed with Lightning

Description:

A high resolution view showing the inner core of the East Coast packed with lightning.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Instrument: ABI GLM

Storm Drenches Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States

Description:

A powerful storm drenches the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. The system is expected to continue to impact the Eastern Seaboard for the next few days.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Instrument: ABI GLM

A Storm Brews in the Gulf of Mexico

Description:

A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico builds strengths as it pushes northeast.


Phenomena: Mid-latitude Cyclones

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Instrument: ABI

Gulf Moisture to Bring Heavy Rain and Strong Winds to Florida

Description:

A strong low pressure in the Gulf of Mexico with conditions similar to a tropical system will bring multiple inches of rain and strong wind gusts to the Florida peninsula.


Phenomena: Flooding Mid-latitude Cyclones Thunderstorms Tornadoes Wind

Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Water Vapor (band 8)

Instrument: ABI