In late August 2012, Tropical Storm Isaac hovered over the Caribbean Sea, taking aim at populated areas. At 2:00 p.m. EDT on August 23, shortly after MODIS took this picture, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Isaac had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (65 kilometers) per hour. Maximum sustained winds as of August 27th were 65 miles per hour. Image available at the MODIS website.
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Credit:NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center.