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Birth of Tropical Storm Rina

October 25, 2011

An animation of NOAA satellite observations from October 22 at 8:45 a.m. EDT through Oct. 24 at 7:45 a.m. EDT shows the low pressure area called System 96L (bottom, center) in the western Caribbean Sea. System 96L strengthened into the eighteenth tropical depression and further into Tropical Storm Rina at 10 p.m. EDT on Oct. 23. The GOES-13 cloud images are overlaid on a true-color NASA/MODIS map. Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project



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