File:Hurricane Katrina August 28 2005 NASA.jpg

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Katrina is comparable in intensity to Hurricane Camille of 1969, only larger,” warned the National Hurricane Center on Sunday, August 28, 2005. By this time, Hurricane Katrina was set to become one of the most powerful storms to strike the United States, with winds of 257 kilometers per hour (160 miles per hour) and stronger gusts. The air pressure, another indicator of hurricane strength, at the center of this Category 5 storm measured 902 millibars, the fourth lowest air pressure on record for an Atlantic storm. The lower the air pressure, the more powerful the storm.

Two hours after the National Hurricane Center issued their warning, the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) captured this image from NASA’s Terra satellite at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Savings Time. The massive storm covers much of the Gulf of Mexico, spanning from the U.S. coast to the Yucatan Peninsula.

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Author Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Rapid Response Team, NASA/GSFC
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current21:42, 18 October 2010Thumbnail for version as of 21:42, 18 October 20106,200 × 8,000 (9.5 MB)Potapych (talk | contribs)moved picture to new location File:Hurricane Katrina August 28 2005 cropped.jpg
00:43, 30 September 2010Thumbnail for version as of 00:43, 30 September 20105,000 × 5,000 (5.45 MB)HurricaneSpin (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 05:28, 18 September 2010
17:17, 18 September 2010Thumbnail for version as of 17:17, 18 September 20106,200 × 8,000 (9.5 MB)Potapych (talk | contribs)Upload it as a new file, please. The other one has a black bar in the corner and very little left of the scene
05:28, 18 September 2010Thumbnail for version as of 05:28, 18 September 20105,000 × 5,000 (5.45 MB)HurricaneSpin (talk | contribs)It's always better to have image facing north
03:19, 18 September 2010Thumbnail for version as of 03:19, 18 September 20106,200 × 8,000 (9.5 MB)Potapych (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 16:42, 26 August 2006 This one is far superior to all the subsequent versions
18:50, 17 September 2010Thumbnail for version as of 18:50, 17 September 20105,000 × 5,000 (5.45 MB)HurricaneSpin (talk | contribs)Cropped little bit more.
18:16, 17 September 2010Thumbnail for version as of 18:16, 17 September 20106,500 × 7,000 (10.18 MB)HurricaneSpin (talk | contribs)North orientation and cropped.
22:32, 7 October 2008Thumbnail for version as of 22:32, 7 October 20086,200 × 8,000 (9.5 MB)Infrogmation (talk | contribs)Reverted to version as of 16:42, 26 August 2006
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