August 25, 2011
TRMM gets a look at Irene, the first hurricane of the Atlantic season
An animation of satellite observations from Aug. 21 (11:15 a.m. EDT) to Aug. 23 shows the progression of Hurricane Irene. Irene moved over Puerto Rico on Aug. 22 and is headed to the Bahamas. Irene has grown in size and is a Category 2 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson scale. Observations from NOAA’s GOES-13 satellite.