Tropical Storm Hanna over United States East Coast
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Tropical Storm Hanna over United States East Coast

September 9, 2008

Tropical Storm Hanna did not reach hurricane strength before making landfall near the South Carolina-North Carolina state line in the pre-dawn hours of September 6, 2008. Instead it hovered just on the brink of minimal Category 1 hurricane status. The storm continued up the East Coast bringing rain and winds.

This image captured by the MODIS on the Terra satellite shows the storm on September 6, 2008 just after noon. The storm moved very quickly - on Sept 5th, the eye of the storm was about 250 kilometers east of the Florida-Georgia state line. In just under a day, the weakening center of the storm was located west-northwest of Norfolk, Virginia, and Hampton Roads Harbor—more than 730 kilometers (more than 455 miles) north-northeast.

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