8 May 2015

Sub-Tropical Storm Ana Taking on Tropical Storm Characteristics

Posted by Dan Satterfield

Pretty cool shot no? NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly took that photo on-board the ISS.

ANA from Scottkelly

Here is a view (below) from this afternoon from the NASA Aqua satellite (just a little higher up from the ISS). If the convection can wrap around the center, this system may become mainly a tropical cyclone. It appears to be a hybrid storm as of now. Satellite images this afternoon indicate that it is taking on more tropical characteristics and may become on the earliest full-fledged tropical cyclones in the Atlantic on record.