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ALEX Making Landfall as Cat 3C Hurricane

Posted by feww on July 1, 2010

ALEX Has Strengthened to a Cat 3C Hurricane, Making Landfall in NE Mexico


Hurricane ALEX –
IR Satellite Image. Source: CIMSS. Click image to enlarge.

HURRICANE ALEX — Summary of Status At 01:00UTC – July 1, 2010
[Source: Fire-Earth Estimate]

  • Time- Date: 01:00UTC July 1, 2010
  • Location: 24.5N, 98.1W
  • Distances
    • About 80km (50 miles) NE OF LA PESCA, Mexico
    • About 160km (100 miles) SE of Brownsville, Texas
  • Max. Sustained Winds 204km/hr (127 MPH)
  • Currently Movement: W  (270) at 19km/hr (12 MPH)

Hurricane Warning [Source: NHC]

  • Coast of Texas south of Baffin Bay to the mouth of the Rio Grande
  • Coast of Mexico from the mouth of the Rio Grande to La Cruz

Tropical Storm Warning

  • Coast of Texas from Baffin Bay to Port O’connor
  • Coast of Mexico south of La Cruz to Cabo Rojo

Satellite Imagery:

Satellite Imagery (GOES 12 Floater/NOAA/SSD)

Loops/ Satellite Animations (GOES 12; NOAA/SSD)

Satellite Images Taken by MODIS


Hurricane Alex as it hovered over the western Gulf of Mexico. Image taken by MODIS on NASA’s Terra satellite at 12:10 p.m. Central Daylight Time on June 30, 2010. Source: NASA E/O. Download large image (6 MB, JPEG)


Hurricane Alex covering the Gulf of Mexico, from the Yucatán Peninsula to the Louisiana coast. Natural-color image taken  by MODIS on NASA’s Aqua satellite on June 29, 2010. Source: NASA E/O. Download large image (5 MB, JPEG)

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