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Hurricane Chris over the central North Atlantic Ocean

Hurricane Chris over the central North Atlantic Ocean Image ID 1377
Acquisition date 21-Jun-2012
Over head time 15:00:00
Satellite Sensor goes-east
Sensor Channel(s) 4

When this image was received Chris had attained hurricane status becoming the first named hurricane of the 2012 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Chris is shown tracking north eastwards over the central North Atlantic Ocean as a Category 1 storm (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale) with a 1-minute sustained average wind speed of 65 knots (74.9 mph) and gusts of 80 knots (92.2 mph).

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