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The Life and Times of Hurricane Alex

NASA has just released a “movie” of satellite imagery showcasing the birth through death of Hurricane Alex.

Hurricane Alex struggled for life for two weeks in June 2010, and the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) known as GOES-13 captured satellite images of the storm

Alex made landfall at 10 p.m. EDT in northeastern Mexico, about 110 miles south of Brownsville, Texas. By 8 a.m. EDT on July 1, Alex had weakened to a tropical storm and GOES satellite imagery showed it moving near the high mountains of Mexico. GOES-13 satellite imagery followed Alex’s remnants as they moved inland over northeastern Mexico and southern Texas in the days following.

Follow the link for the full movie.

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Source: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Centre

Image Source: NASA GOES Project




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