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NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Catalog of Images

1950 thumbnail picture
Formation of gravity waves in the atmosphere in vicinity of mountain range.
1951 thumbnail picture
Possible wet micro-burst
1980 ca.
1952 thumbnail picture
Wet microburst. Photo #1.
1980 ca.
1953 thumbnail picture
Wet microburst. Photo #2.
1980 ca.
1954 thumbnail picture
Wet microburst. Photo #3.
1980 ca.
1955 thumbnail picture
Wet microburst. Photo #4. Dangerous to landing and taking-off aircraft.
1980 ca.
1956 thumbnail picture
Limb of microburst apparent to left of vertical cloud column.
1980 ca.
1957 thumbnail picture
Dry microburst as seen over plains.
1980 ca.
1958 thumbnail picture
Dry microburst.
1980 ca.
1959 thumbnail picture
Thunderstorm and microburst in vicinity of airport.
1980 ca.
1960 thumbnail picture
Well developed thunder storm with microburst.
1980 ca.
1961 thumbnail picture
Diagram of microburst.
1980 ca.
1962 thumbnail picture
Diagram of microburst.
1980 ca.
1963 thumbnail picture
Fall flowers that haven't heard winter is on its way.
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland 2002 October
1964 thumbnail picture
Fall colors? Nope, these are red and green peppers.
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland 2002 October
1965 thumbnail picture
Generations of fallen leaves make a kaleidoscope of color on the forest floor.
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland 2002 October
1966 thumbnail picture
Generations of fallen leaves make a kaleidoscope of color on the forest floor.
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland 2002 October
1967 thumbnail picture
Dr. Jim McVey enjoying an autumn afternoon on the hiking trails of Clopper Lake.
Seneca Creek State Park, Maryland 2002 October
1968 thumbnail picture
Rain drops captured falling during a spring thundershower.
Germantown, Maryland 2003 May
1969 thumbnail picture
Rain drops captured falling during a spring thundershower.
Germantown, Maryland 2003 May
1970 thumbnail picture
A fiery spring sunset.
Germantown, Maryland 2003 May
1971 thumbnail picture
A fiery spring sunset.
Germantown, Maryland 2003 May
1972 thumbnail picture
Two Maine Maritime Academy Cadets testing the ice on Penobscot Bay. This really looks like a cold day.
Maine, Castine 2004 March
1973 thumbnail picture
Sunset over the ice on Penobscot Bay. This really looks like a cold day.
Maine, Castine 2004 March
1974 thumbnail picture
Sunset over Penobscot Bay from Dice's Head.
Maine, Castine 2004 March
1975 thumbnail picture
Spectacular sunset over Germantown.
Germantown, Maryland 2004 May
1976 thumbnail picture
Spectacular sunset over Germantown.
Germantown, Maryland 2004 May
1977 thumbnail picture
Tip-toeing through the tulips on a cool spring day.
Germantown, Maryland 2004 May
1978 thumbnail picture
Glorious tulips on a glorious spring day.
Germantown, Maryland 2004 May
1979 thumbnail picture
Glorious tulips on a glorious spring day.
Germantown, Maryland 2004 May
1980 thumbnail picture
Glorious tulips on a glorious spring day.
Germantown, Maryland 2004 May
1981 thumbnail picture
Glorious tulips on a glorious spring day.
Germantown, Maryland 2004 May
1982 thumbnail picture
Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.
Washington, D.C 2002 April
1983 thumbnail picture
Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.
Washington, D.C 2002 April
1984 thumbnail picture
Cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin.
Washington, D.C 2002 April
1985 thumbnail picture
The Washington Monument seen rising above the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms.
Washington, D.C 2002 April
1986 thumbnail picture
The Washington Monument seen rising above the Tidal Basin cherry blossoms.
Washington, D.C 2002 April
1987 thumbnail picture
Title block of cloud chart produced by the Weather Bureau while Charles F. Marvin was chief. The chart was produced "with a view of aiding observers in the identification of the several cloud forms according to the International System of Classification of 1905."
1921
1988 thumbnail picture
Plate 1-4 of 1921 cloud chart. 1. Cirrus becoming detached from thunderstorm top. 2. Dense, bunched cirrus, probably of thunderstorm origin. 3. Tufted cirrus, similar to (2) but thinner. 4. Cirro-stratus and fibrous alto-stratus such as originate from thunderstorm tops.
1921
1989 thumbnail picture
Plate 5-8 of 1921 cloud chart. 5. Cirrus (top half of picture) and cirro- stratus (bottom half). 6. Cirrus merging into cirro-stratus: not infrequently a sky aspect subsequent to (2) or (4). 7. Cirro-stratus and alto-stratus, with cirro-cumulus and alto-cumulus tops... 8. Cirrus (the detached portions) and cirro-stratus, from evaporation of such clouds as (7).
1921
1990 thumbnail picture
Plate 9-13 of 1921 cloud chart. 9. Cirro-cumulus, overhead. 10. Cirro- cumulus, with tufted cirrus. 11. Thin, undulated alto-straus forming above a layer of fog or stratus... 12. Thin alto-stratus (lower right) transforming to growing alto-cumulus, which becomes merged into dense alto-stratus...."
1921
1991 thumbnail picture
Plate 13-16 of 1921 cloud chart. 13. Undulated alto-cumulus, locally more or less scaly. 14. Small alto-cumulus.... 15. Alto-cumulus somewhat ragged. 16. Turreted alto-cumulus. Tall cumulus below.
1921
1992 thumbnail picture
Plate 17-20 of 1921 cloud chart. 17. Strato-cumulus or alto-cumulus from an altitude of about 1,750 meters.... 18. Ragged strato-cumulus rolls below fibrous alto-stratus.... 19. Strato-cumulus rolls, with strong east wind at surface. 20. Ragged strato-cumulus rolls at 800 meters altitude in NW wind in winter. Inset: same clouds viewed from height of 1,100 meters.
1921
1993 thumbnail picture
Plate 21-24 of 1921 cloud chart. 21. Strato-cumulus or alto-stratus sheet, slightly mammulated.... 22. Strato-cumulus, evaporating scaly type.... 23. Cumulus and strato-cumulus below, thin alto-stratus above. 24. Lenticular alto-stratus. Uper, standing clouds topping S wind; lower left, standing cloud in lee of Mt. Washington during NW gale; lower right, conditions unknown.
1921
1994 thumbnail picture
Plate 25-28 of 1921 cloud chart. 25. Cumulus. 26. Cumulus rolls. (Such clouds when they mark the front of an arriving wedge of cool air may develop thunderstorms locally.) 27. Cumulo-nimbus, just grown from cumulus.... 28. Low cumulo nimbus, and cumulus, characteristic of spring.
1921
1995 thumbnail picture
Plate 29-32 of 1921 cloud chart. 29. Anvil top of cumulo-nimbus (upper). Mammato alto-stratus on underside of cumulo-nimbus overflow in vicinity of tornado (lower). 30. Nimbus, with fog or stratus below. 31. Fracto-stratus ( right) under alto-stratus and cirro-straus, apparently from local thunderstorms. 32. Stratus clouds at two levels; one practically on the ground.
1921
1996 thumbnail picture
Waves batter the seawall at Woods Hole during the 1938 hurricane.
1938
1997 thumbnail picture
Hurricane Hugo devastated portions of the Caribbean before striking Charleston.
Puerto Rico, Culebra Island 1989 September 18
1998 thumbnail picture
Hurricane Hugo devastated portions of the Caribbean before striking Charleston.
Puerto Rico, Culebra Island 1989 September 18
1999 thumbnail picture
Hurricane Hugo devastated portions of the Caribbean before striking Charleston.
Puerto Rico, Culebra Island 1989 September 18

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