The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this bird's-eye view of Hurricane Kate on October 3, 2003 at 13:35 UTC. At the time this image was taken Kate had sustained winds of 110 mph with higher gusts. Kate has taken the shape of a classic hurricane with a well-defined eye that is approximately 25 miles in diameter. The National Hurricane Center is predicting that Kate will strengthen over the next 24 hours.
Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.
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