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Chris Noble
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Geek. Meteorologist. Father. Kiwi.
Geek. Meteorologist. Father. Kiwi.

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Sun dogs over Wellington, Mon 11 July, 2016.
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Christmas Day forecast for Wellington... :) 
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Real life Pacman via Ingress. Awesome! :)
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Cirrus streaks in a strong northwest jetstream over central New Zealand earlier today. View from MetService HQ in Kelburn, Wellington. 
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Begun the tropical season has!

Somewhat disorganised, but the cloud west of Samoa harbours the first numbered tropical depression of the Southwest Pacific 2014-15 Season - numbered 01F as a disturbance on Friday and a depression on Sunday.
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2014-11-24
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Typhoon Vongfong

Some amazing cloud swirls inside the eye of Typhoon Vongfong - snapped at 0425UTC on 9th Oct by NASA's Aqua/MODIS satellite. The zoomed image is at 250m resolution, and the wider view at 2km.
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2014-10-09
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Super Typhoon Vongfong

Incredible satellite image of Violent/Super Typhoon Vongfong over the Philippine Sea today. The 00UTC warning had the central pressure at 900hPa, with sustained winds of 115kt gusting 165kt - or 200+km/h gusting 300+km/h! The forecast track from JTWC shows an intensification with a right turn towards Japan.

Some link goodness...
RSMC Tokyo for official warnings/tracks:
http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/index.html

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC):
http://www.usno.navy.mil/JTWC/

US Naval Research Lab (with more technical imagery):
http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc-bin/tc_home2.cgi?YEAR=2014&MO=10&BASIN=WPAC&STORM_NAME=19W.VONGFONG

Earth wind visualisation:
http://earth.nullschool.net/#2014/10/08/0300Z/wind/surface/level/orthographic=-226.72,14.29,1305
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2014-10-07
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Polar outbreak!

A few images for the current cold outbreak spreading onto New Zealand. We're on the cold side of the upper level jet, with deep cold air dragged up from the Antarctic sea ice and onto NZ. Look for lowering snow levels over southern NZ today, with snow to low levels tonight...
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2014-10-02
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Cold Outbreak Incoming!

Cold air has begun to flood onto southern New Zealand, with conditions set to become even colder overnight tonight. Here's where the air came from that is forecast to arrive near Dunedin early tomorrow (Friday) morning... brrrr! Expect snow to near sea level over the lower South Island, heavy in Fiordland, Southland and South Otago. Warnings and Watches are in force: http://metservice.com/warnings/home
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A rare sight - 3 Hurricanes and a Typhoon in the Pacific today. Hurricanes Iselle and Julio are making news as both may directly affect Hawaii in the coming days...
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2014-08-06
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