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Storms in the Gulf Feed Off Warm Loop Current
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Storms in the Gulf Feed Off Warm Loop Current

The Loop Current, as seen in NOAA's Daily 5 km resolution sea surface temperature product, is providing fuel for convection today west of Florida in the Gulf of Mexico. The NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory's Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential map of the Gulf of Mexico shows the cyclone potential beginning to build in the area between the Yucatan Peninsula and Cuba, trailing into the Gulf. This image was taken by GOES East at 1645Z on May 3, 2012.

 
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Keywords:Loop Current, Gulf of Mexico, GOES-13, 2012.05.03
 

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