The MODIS sensor aboard NASA's Terra satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Charley on August 13 at 12:35 p.m. EDT. At the time this image was taken Charley was rapidly gaining strength and would reach category 4 status just 90 minutes later. Maximum sustained winds at 2:00 p.m. were at 145 mph and Charley was moving towards the north-northeast at 20 mph.
Image courtesy of the Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
The TRMM-based, near-real time Multi-satellite Precipitation Analysis (MPA) at the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center provided these images and animations of the rainfall totals for the period 9-14 August 2004 for the Southeast U.S. and northern Caribbean.