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Posted at 10:10 AM ET, 12/ 3/2010

Awesome satellite loop of hurricane season

By Jason Samenow

If you haven't seen it already (i.e., you missed it when I posted it to Twitter Wednesday night), check out this cool satellite loop showing the hyperactive 2010 Atlantic hurricane season in its entirety. I could watch it, and watch it, and watch it...

The video was produced by NOAA's Environmental Visualization Lab, and can be accessed directly here.

By Jason Samenow  | December 3, 2010; 10:10 AM ET
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Make you realize how many we dodged and what a drought year this was locally...

Posted by: drewbird911 | December 3, 2010 11:46 AM | Report abuse

Amazing animation! The U.S. really did luck out this season. I particularly like watching Nicole form (around 3:05), draw in a lot of moisture, join up with a low along the east coast and create a massive wall of clouds that swirls off over the Atlantic.

Posted by: Ann-CapitalWeatherGang | December 3, 2010 12:07 PM | Report abuse

Is there a Pink Floyd soundtrack that goes with it? :-)

Posted by: jaybird926 | December 3, 2010 12:41 PM | Report abuse

that was incredible. the earth is really beautiful isn't it?

jaybird926, that would be cool... i noticed when watching it that there WAS a "beat". you could easily see the daily cycle of more-clouds/less-clouds.

Posted by: walter-in-fallschurch | December 3, 2010 2:00 PM | Report abuse

WOW! My praise to the NOAA Lab for the loop and to CWG for posting the link (which is probably hard to find on one's own, given the inefficiency and idiosyncratic nature of federal US gov't websites and of internet search engines at the moment... there's a wealth of information in the images, and IMO it shows both the majesty and triviality of these huge, life-influencing weather patterns.

I hope that one day we can have this kind of loop for the entire planet!

Posted by: NM1964 | December 3, 2010 10:22 PM | Report abuse

that is so awesomely cool.

Posted by: dinergirl1 | December 4, 2010 1:07 AM | Report abuse

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