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Hurricane Jeanne

Hurricane Jeanne

You couldn’ be blamed for thinking that Florida somehow became a giant magnet for hurricanes in 2004. After suffering through landfalls of Charley, Frances, and Ivan, Florida may face yet another direct hit: Hurricane Jeanne. This image of Jeanne was captured on September 22, 2004, by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite, as the storm swirled in the Atlantic northeast of the Bahamas. Around the time this image was captured, Jeanne had sustained winds near 160 km/hour (100 mph). As of Thursday, the winds had increased slightly, and the forecasted track of the storm called for landfall in east-central Florida on Sunday morning. The high-resolution image provided above is 500 meters per pixel. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions.

Image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA-GSFC