Hurricane Isabel Loop


Loop of Hurricane Isabel on September 11, 2003.

This is a loop of Hurricane Isabel on September 11, 2003 between about 1400-1600 UTC (9:00-11:00 a.m. CDT) from GOES-12. The satellite was in "super rapid scan" operations in which images are recorded as often as possible, up to one per minute. During this time, Isabel was a catagory 5 hurricane with sustained winds of 160 mph (258 kph).

The times where the images are more than one minute apart is when the satellite is recording images of Central and South American weather to fulfill satellite observation obligations with the countries in those regions.

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