Ten Amazing Hurricane Images

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Although the Atlantic Hurricane season has hit a slow patch, in a few weeks we’ll be in the thick of it and we’ll be tracking storms hoping for waves. While we wait for that take a look at these ten hurricane images that the Weather Channel has compiled together.

Hurricane Esther (1961)
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This image may not look amazing, but it is unique. According to NASA, Esther from 1961 was the first hurricane discovered by satellite before meteorologists knew it existed. Photo: NASA

 

Hurricane Andrew (1992)
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A small but powerful Hurricane Andrew spins towards landfall in late August 1992. This is the 20th anniversary of Andrew’s devastating impacts on southern Florida. Photo: NOAA

 

Hurricane Floyd (1999)
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As Floyd approaches the coast, massive amounts of moisture flowing northward out ahead of the hurricane lead to extreme rainfall and catastrophic flooding. Photo: NOAA

 

Hurricane Ivan (2004)
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A zoomed in view of Ivan’s eye taken from the International Space Station as the powerful hurricane approached the Alabama and Florida Panhandle coasts on September 15. Photo: NASA

 

Tropical Cyclone Catarina (2004)
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In March 2004, the first south Atlantic tropical cyclone of hurricane intensity in the satellite era was photographed off the coast of Brazil. The system was named Catarina. Photo: NASA

 

Hurricane Katrina (2005)
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A large, intense Hurricane Katrina heading for a Gulf Coast landfall. Katrina was the costliest hurricane to ever hit the United States. Photo: NASA

 

Hurricane Wilma (2005)
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The tiny pinhole eye of Category 5 Wilma is surrounded by deep convection (showers and thunderstorms) indicated by the dark purple colors on this enhanced satellite image. Photo: NOAA

 

Hurricane Felix (2007)
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Powerful Category 5 Felix was photographed over the western Caribbean by a crew member aboard the International Space Station on September 3, 2007. Photo: NASA

 

Hurricane Earl (2010)
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Earl’s eye was photographed by an unmanned Global Hawk aircraft. The distortions at the top part of the image are from ice crystals on the outside of the lens. Photo: NASA

 

Hurricane Irene (2011)
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This satellite image reveals Hurricane Irene’s massive size in comparison to the southeastern U.S. coast. Photo: TWC

 

Photos and captions from weather.com.

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