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Hurricane Bill

Hurricane Bill
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Hurricane Bill

This pair of images from August 22 shows a natural-color (photo-like) view of Hurricane Bill captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Aqua satellite combined with a view of the vertical structure of the clouds measured by the radar on the Cloudsat satellite.

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Hurricane Bill Skirts East Coast
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Hurricane Bill Skirts East Coast

Acquired August 23, 2009, this true-color image shows Hurricane Bill missing the U.S., apparently headed northward toward Canada.

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Hurricane Bill
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Hurricane Bill

Hurricane Bill's spiraling clouds sprawl across hundreds of kilometers northeast of Puerto Rico in this image from August 20, 2009.

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Hurricane Bill
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Hurricane Bill

Hurricane Bill was a large Category 4 storm when this image was captured on August 19, 2009.

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First IR Image from Newest Weather Satellite Captures Hurricane Bill
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First IR Image from Newest Weather Satellite Captures Hurricane Bill

The first full-disk thermal image from the newest NASA/NOAA weather satellite shows the remnants of Tropical Storm Claudette and Tropical Depression Ana, as well as Hurricane Bill on August 17, 2009.

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Hurricane Bill
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Hurricane Bill

Hurricane Bill had a well-formed eye surrounded by concentric bands of rain late on August 17.

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Hurricane Bill
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Hurricane Bill

With a well-formed eye and a symmetrical shape, Hurricane Bill looked the part of the major hurricane it was forecast to become when this photo-like image was taken on August 18, 2009.

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Hurricane Bill
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Hurricane Bill

TRMM reveals that although Bill did not yet have an eye or eyewall, it did have a well-developed cyclonic circulation as evidenced by the curvature in the rain bands that spiral in towards the center.

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Hurricane Bill
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Hurricane Bill

Strong winds and heavy rain are revealed near the eye of Hurricane Bill in this QuikSCAT satellite image from August 16, 2009.

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