October 12, 2008 - Hurricane Norbert

Hurricane Norbert

Hurricane Norbert was a powerful Category 4 storm on October 8, 2008, as it headed north in the eastern Pacific Ocean toward Baja California and northwestern Mexico. Fortunately for the residents and tourists in resort communities of the area, Norbert weakened and veered northwest, lessening its potential to cause problems in that area.

This image of Norbert was captured by the MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite on October 9. Near the time of this image, the storm had weakened to Category 1 strength, with maximum sustained winds near 90 mph. Norbert strengthened slightly on October 10, re-gaining Category 2 status.

Image Facts
Satellite: Terra
Date Acquired: 10/09/2008
Resolutions: 1km ( B), 500m ( B), 250m ( B)
Bands Used: 1,4,3
Image Credit: Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team, NASA GSFC