The Japanese Meteorological Agency has a new weather satellite, the Himawari-8.  It has incredibly high resolution pictures in both space and time.  The CIMSS satellite blog (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies at the University of Wisconsin Space Science and Engineering Center) has an example of the stunning images that are available from the satellite at  This blog entry links to a loop showing the transition of Typhoon Atsani in the western Pacific Ocean into an extratropical storm.  This particular loop shows water vapor imagery, and you can see the driest air in the loop as the yellow and red intrusion into the storm from the northwest.

atsani satellite