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Tropical Storm Franklin: July 2005
Image of Tropical Storm Franklin taken by MODIS on the Terra satellite on July 25, 2005.

Image above: This image of Tropical Storm Franklin was captured on July 25th, 2005 by the Moderate Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument on NASA's Terra satellite. At 11 a.m. on 7/25, the center of Tropical Storm Franklin was located near latitude 31.1 north, longitude 69.6 west, or about 295 miles west-southwest of Bermuda. Franklin was moving toward the east-northeast near 5 miles per hour, and was expected to continue with a gradual turn toward the northeast and away from the U.S. mainland. Maximum sustained winds were near 40 mph at the time of this image. + High resolution image Credit: NASA

Tropical storm Franklin seen by the TRMM satellite on July 25, 2005.

Image above: This image of Tropical Storm Franklin was taken by the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite as Franklin was passing Bermuda. The image was taken at 18:40 UTC (2:40 pm EDT) on 25 July 2005. The image shows a top-down perspective of the rain intensity associated with Franklin as revealed by TRMM. Rain rates in the center of the swath are from the TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR), which can measure precipitation from space. Rain rates in the outer swath are from the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI). The rain rates are overlaid on infrared (IR) data from the TRMM Visible Infrared Scanner (VIRS). A tropical storm symbol indicates the center of Franklin's circulation. The center is completely exposed in this image as a result of strong wind shear affecting the system. There is no sign of rainfall near the center, which means that Franklin should continue to weaken. At the time of this image, Franklin was a minimal tropical storm with maximum sustained winds reported at 40 mph by the National Hurricane Center. The storm is expected to pass northwest of Bermuda. Credit: NASA