Hurricane Alex (01L) Off the United States East Coast (Afternoon Overpass)

The MODIS instrument onboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Alex off the mid-Atlantic coast on August 4, 2004, at 2:15 p.m. EDT. At the time this image was taken, Alex had maximum sustained winds near 95 mile per hour and was still on an east-northeast course at 18 mph. The Tropical Predicition Center was forecasting Alex to increase in forward speed over the next 24 hours while flucuating in intensity.

Credit: Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC

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