Tropical Storm Philippe

Tropical Storm Philippe

Philippe was a tropical storm located in the Atlantic basin.

Philippe formed as a tropical wave on Sept. 15 near West Africa. Philippe slowly strengthened from Sept. 15 to Sept. 26, and it stalled in growth on Sept. 28.

After a long period of intensification, Philippe brought heavy rainfall to Bermuda on Oct. 6. Bermuda saw heavy rain and winds from Philippe’s tear through the region.

Philippe then lost strength and moved towards New England and Canada as a post-tropical cyclone. Five inches of rain were forecasted in New York and parts of New England.

For more information, see the National Hurricane Center.

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Satellite imagery of this event:

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Philippe Becomes a Post-Tropical Cyclone

Description:

Philippe becomes a post-tropical cyclone, bringing tropical storm conditions to Bermuda. 


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Philippe Continues Its Northward Journey In The Western Atlantic

Description:

Philippe sets its sights north as it nears the island of Bermuda.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)

A Disorganized Philippe Turns North

Description:

A disorganized Tropical Storm Philippe turns northward.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Philippe Moves Over the Northeastern Leeward Islands

Description:

Philippe moves slowly northwestward while bringing tropical storm conditions to the northeastern Leeward Islands.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Philippe Drifts Westward Toward the Leeward Islands

Description:

Tropical Storm Philippe continues to drift towards the northeastern edge of the Leeward Islands. Tropical storm conditions are expected across Barbuda and possible across Antigua soon while Philippe passes nearby.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Morning Convection Within Philippe

Description:

Convection bubbles across Philippe as it continues to maintain tropical storm status with Rina nearby.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)

Philippe Moves Slowly West and Rina Forms

Description:

Tropical Storm Philippe slowly moves westward while newly formed Tropical Storm Rina spins up just to the east.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Philippe Continues Westward

Description:

Tropical Storm Philippe continues its westward path in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm is expected to bring heavy rainfall to the northeastern Caribbean islands.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor GLM Group Energy Density

Philippe's Low Level Circulation Exposed

Description:

Philippe’s low level circulation swirling away from the main area of convection.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: Visible (band 2)

Philippe's Lifecycle as a Storm

Description:

A sixteen day timelapse showing Philippe’s journey as a tropical storm.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor

Tropical Storm Philippe Swirls in the Atlantic Ocean

Description:

Tropical Storm Philippe swirls in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean.


Satellite: GOES-16

Product: GeoColor