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WJLA, September 28, 2011

Daily Eye Wonder - September 2011

A collection of the region's best weather-related photos.

A monster whirlpool in the atmosphere

This is an image from the NOAA GOES satellite not clouds but water vapor (yellow dry - white moist) in a closed giant vortex over the Midwest. It is a huge whirlpool of air in the atmosphere. Some scientists feel these "cut off" circulations are becoming more likely in a changing climate.