tml> Marshall Space Flight Center News - CAMEX-4 Hurricane News and Hurricane Photos

 

unnamed tropical storm near BermudaDate: May 16, 1992

Photo Title: Unnamed tropical storm near Bermuda

(Click to view larger image)


Description: This unnamed tropical storm near Bermuda (26.5N, 59.5W) was the result of a strong mid-latitude low pressure system that formed over the Gulf Stream near Cape Hatteras. It rapidly developed into a spiral gyre with internal wind speeds of up to 50 knots and whipped up the sea surface with swells of 15 to 20 feet creating dangerous boating conditions. These sub-hurricane storms are frequent occurances in this region during the fall, winter and spring.

Credit: NASA/JSC

Back to hurricane photos gallery