Tropical Storm Three In The Northern
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October 23, 2008 - The third tropical cyclone of the season in the northern Indian Ocean brought rare rains to the desert regions of Yemen and Oman after the storm hooked around the Horn of Africa and entered the Gulf of Aden. Tropical Storm Three formed in the Indian Ocean southeast of the island of Socotra and headed northwest over the island. It skirted the Horn of Africa and headed west. The storm only briefly reached Tropical Storm status before it weakened to a tropical depression. By the time of this image, the storm did not have the iconic pinwheel shape and distinct eye of a powerful storm, but hints of its cyclonic nature were visible. Airflow spiraled inward in a counterclockwise direction toward a storm center located near the eastern shoreline of Yemen. Two patches of intensely bright clouds around this center of rotation signal areas of severe thunderstorms.
December 8th, 2011
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