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Hurricane Bud approaching the western coast of Mexico

Hurricane Bud approaching the western coast of Mexico Image ID 1361
Acquisition date 25-May-2012
Over head time 03:00:00
Satellite Sensor goes-west
Sensor Channel(s) 4

This image shows Hurricane Bud tracking in a north-north easterly direction over the eastern Pacific Ocean towards Mexico's west coast. Bud was at this time a Category 3 storm (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) with a 1-minute sustained average wind speed of 100 knots (115.2 mph) and gusts of 120 knots (138.2 mph).

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