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JoshuaK
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Invest 96C question
      #80265 - Sat Jul 05 2008 08:06 PM

As of this posting, one of the GOES EastPac floaters was covering Invest 96C, a Tropical Depression-esque appearing area of weather a few hundred miles West-NW of the Hawaiin islands.

My question in regards to this for Ask and Tell - Do GOES EastPac floaters normally cover storms that are well within CentPac's Hurricane area, and darn near WestPac's (Jtwc) area of operations and coverage?


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Re: Invest 96C question [Re: JoshuaK]
      #80271 - Sat Jul 05 2008 11:59 PM

Yes, they do. It's still in the NOAA realm of operations -- in this case, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center -- and GOES floaters are used to support those and other similar operations.

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