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Tropical Storm Phyan

Tropical Storm Phyan

Tropical Storm Phyan came ashore near the India-Pakistan border on November 11, 2009. According to a report from Unisys, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 40 knots (75 kilometers per hour) with gusts up to 50 knots (90 kilometers per hour), but was dissipating as a significant tropical cyclone as it moved over land.

The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image at 2:15 p.m. local time (08:45 UTC) on November 11. Phyan stretches from the Arabian Sea toward the northeast over India’s interior, blanketing much of the coast in clouds.

NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team. Caption by Michon Scott, NASA Earth Observatory.

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