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Hurricane Alex
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Hurricane Alex

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The MODIS instrument onboard NASA's Aqua spacecraft captured this true-color image of Tropical Storm Alex on August 2, 2004 at 2:25 PM EDT. At the time this image was taken, Alex had maximum sustained winds near 60 mph with higher gusts and the Tropical Prediction Center in Miami was forecasting Alex to become a hurricane within 24 hours. The MODIS Rapid Response System provides this image at additional resolutions and formats. Credit: Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC.