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Hurricane Season 2005: Nate
Latest Update - September 14, 2005 - 11:45 a.m. EDT

Quikscat image of Hurricane Nate on September 7, 2005.

Hurricane Nate is shown here as observed by NASA’s QuikSCAT satellite on September 7, 2005, at 10:13 UTC (6:13 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time). At this time, the hurricane had sustained winds of 110 kilometers per hour (70 miles per hour; 60 knots). These winds did not make Nate strong enough to be classified as a hurricane, but the storm crossed the threshold to hurricane status only a few hours later.

The image depicts wind speed in color and wind direction with small barbs. White barbs point to areas of heavy rain. The highest wind speeds, shown in purple, surround the center of the storm. + Higher resolution image Credit: NASA image courtesy of David Long, Brigham Young University, on the QuikSCAT Science Team, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Earlier Images

Tropical Storm Nate image taken by the MODIS instrument on the Terra satellite on September 6, 2005.

Tropical Storm Nate was becoming better organized on September 6, 2005, when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image. The storm had winds of about 95 kilometers per hour (65 mph) with stronger gusts, according to the National Hurricane Center. Nate may strengthen into a weak hurricane and strike Bermuda as it moves north east over the Atlantic Ocean. + Click for high resolution image. Credit: NASA image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data provided courtesy of the MODIS Rapid Response team.