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Hurricane Felicia became a dangerous Category 4 hurricane as it tracked west across the Pacific Ocean in August 2009.
Hurricane Felicia had weakened to a Category 1 storm on August 8, 2009, and the change was apparent in this image. The spiraling clouds were less tightly wound, and the cloud-filled eye had widened.
Published Aug 10, 2009
Felicia had a compact, strong center, surrounded by distinctive bands of strong wind when QuikSCAT acquired this image on August 6, 2009.
Published Aug 7, 2009
Hurricane Felicia, with its distinct eye and tight bands of spiraling clouds, and the less distinct Tropical Storm Enrique sat side by side over the East Pacific Ocean on August 4, 2009.
Published Aug 6, 2009