Hurricane Isaac as seen by Terra
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite captured this image of Hurricane Isaac in the Gulf of Mexico at 11:30 a.m. Central Daylight Time (16:30 Universal Time) on August 28, 2012.
On August 28, 2012, tropical storm Isaac achieved hurricane force and was predicted to make landfall on the Gulf Coast of the United States sometime overnight. A category 1 storm, Hurricane Isaac approached the Louisiana and Mississippi coasts on the seventh anniversary of Hurricane Katrina. Hurricane watches and warnings were posted from Intracoastal City, Louisiana, to the Mississippi-Alabama border.
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Credit: NASA image by Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response