The swirling clouds of Tropical Storm Dennis span from the northern tip of Venezuela to the southern half of the island of Hispaniola in this Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image. NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image on July 6, 2005, at 10:05 a.m. local time (15:05 UTC) when Dennis was building to winds of 110 kilometers per hour (70 mph). The storm was moving northwest across the Caribbean and should pass between the eastern arm of Haiti and Jamaica, hammering both with four to eight inches of rain. The National Hurricane Center predicts that Dennis may become a major hurricane—Category 3 or higher—by July 8.
This image is available in additional resolutions from the MODIS Rapid Response System.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC
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