The MODIS instrument aboard NASA's Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Frances on August 31, 2004
The MODIS instrument aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this true-color image of Hurricane Frances on August 31, 2004 at 17:55 UTC (1:55 PM EDT). At the time this image was taken Frances was located approximately 230 km (140 miles) north-northeast of San Juan, Puerto Rico and was moving towards the west near 26 km/hr (16 mph). Maximum sustained winds were near 225 km/hr (140 mph) and the storm’s minimum central pressure was down to 942 millibars. http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=6584
Per the NHC report, “A total of 101 tornadoes have been reported in association with Frances – 23 in Florida, 7 in Georgia, 45 in South Carolina, 11 in North Carolina, and 15 in Virginia. Many of the tornadoes occurred in an outbreak over South and North Carolina on 7 September.” We look at one of those tornadoes in this summary.