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Top hurricane sat photos of all time...

#1 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:35 pm

While we're waiting for 2011 to ramp up - assuming that it does - was looking over some past seasons.

Got me to thinking about my fascination with hurricane sat photos.

And wondering what the best looking sat photo of all time was.

Based on size, size and clarity of eye, symmetry, venting of the top, etc.

Allen, Katrina, Mitch, Rita, Gilbert, all had impressive photos at some point in their lives.

What say you?

EDIT: Add in most interesting, most unusual, whatever. Something to talk about until the 2011 season kicks into high gear (if it does)...
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#2 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 3:45 pm

If the eye of Hurricane Isabel (2003) was more clear in this pic, I'd vote for this one...

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... _1445Z.jpg
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#3 Postby Cookie » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:49 pm

stunning image!
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#4 Postby Extratropical94 » Wed Jul 20, 2011 5:59 pm

I personally like Igor's appearance as a strong cat. 4.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Hurri ... ,_2010.jpg

And I suggest only posting links or previews if possible because most of the images are incredibly large and have a high resolution (5000x5000 and more), so they take days to load for some of us.
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#5 Postby HurricaneBill » Wed Jul 20, 2011 8:54 pm

My personal faves:

Hurricane Gilbert
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Hugo at his Category 5 peak (Classic buzzsaw appearance)
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Allen in the Gulf (huge storm)
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#6 Postby Zampanò » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:14 pm

A bit predictable, perhaps:

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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#7 Postby cycloneye » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:24 pm

We can't forget that very small eye when Wilma was with the lowest pressure of 882 mbs.

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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#8 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:27 pm

That shot of Wilma with that tiny eye and consistent cloud tops is nothing short of amazing...
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#9 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:30 pm

Can someone resize and post the Isabel shot above (link is posted)?

I still think she had one of the greatest sat presentations of all time...
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#10 Postby FLCrackerGirl » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:33 pm

Hurricane Frances 2004 -
Bigger than the length of Florida & a Stadium effect eye.

http://i73.photobucket.com/albums/i202/FLCrackerGirl/HURRICANE%20MAPS/HurricaneFrances2004.jpg
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#11 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:37 pm

Can't believe I forgot this one... :roll:

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#12 Postby SeminoleWind » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:37 pm

I remember watching Wilma when the vortex data message came in at 882 i said HOLY S@#! :eek: please dont let that come are way.Amazing.
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#13 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:39 pm

Not a sat shot, but just as impressive: Andrew's radar shot just after landfall...

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#14 Postby Texas Snowman » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:41 pm

SeminoleWind wrote:I remember watching Wilma when the vortex data message came in at 882 i said HOLY S@#! :eek: please dont let that come are way.Amazing.


We have seen a lifetime of epic hurricanes in the past 10-12 years.
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#15 Postby Macrocane » Wed Jul 20, 2011 9:52 pm

I saved this one, the hurricanes may not be as impressive as the ones you've posted but the impressive thing is that there were 3 hurricanes at the same time, Igor, Julia and Karl:

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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#16 Postby cycloneye » Wed Jul 20, 2011 10:08 pm

Texas Snowman wrote:Can someone resize and post the Isabel shot above (link is posted)?

I still think she had one of the greatest sat presentations of all time...


I think I fixed it by uploading the pic at imageshack.us.

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#17 Postby somethingfunny » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:11 am

It gets overlooked sandwiched between the other two that year, but Rita was a stunningly gorgeous hurricane:

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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#18 Postby TexWx » Thu Jul 21, 2011 12:21 am

For me, it's the old satellite picture of Hurricane Carla.
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Even though I was not alive in '61, the family memories from that storm are unforgettable.

As far as images, it's Gilbert and Allen.

I could almost write a screenplay about our Hurricane Allen evacuation.
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Re: Best looking hurricane sat photo of all time...

#19 Postby artist » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:35 am

can we include typhoons? I was going for Tip but ran across this of Typhoon Nabi-

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#20 Postby RL3AO » Thu Jul 21, 2011 7:49 am

If we expand it from best to coolest or most interesting, I'll include Marco with a TRMM satellite showing rainfall.

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