6 comments on “Unusually Strong Nor’easter for New England and the Canadian Maritimes

  1. This is an awesome, well-narrated entry. These products provide state of the art insights over open ocean. I wonder if this system displayed classic Shapiro-Kaiser attributes such as a warm seclusion – any way this suite of products can shed this type of insight?

  2. Jeff, I think these products can shed some light on this, but more research needs to be done to get a better understanding of all the dynamics being shown. We can talk more about this when you have time.

    • Fred, from what I have heard, there was a 52.5 ft wave height and a 103 kt (119 mph) wind gust from buoys south of Nova Scotia. The wind report is being scrutinized, but seems plausible based on some of the land reports.

  3. Very nice blog post documenting this unusually-strong storm. There was good agreement between the dark pink “stratospheric intrusion signature” seen on the 15:40 UTC MODIS RGB image and high Total Column Ozone values at 15:00 UTC from the GOES-13 sounder: http://go.wisc.edu/gxf7aq — I have some additional images and animations of this storm posted on the CIMSS Satellite Blog: http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/goes/blog/archives/15260

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