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Tracking Category 4 Hurricane Hugo (1989)

One of the most destructive Atlantic hurricanes in history, Hurricane Hugo grew to Category 4 status before slamming into the Carolina coastline in 1989. This animation shows the intensity of the storm using colorized infrared imagery from the GOES-7 satellite from September 12-23, 1989. Orange and red colors indicate area with the coldest, highest cloud tops that are associated with the greatest convective strength, rainfall, and winds.

Tracking Category 4 Hurricane Hugo (1989)
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Referral:Additional Hurricane Hugo resources from the National Hurricane Center.
Copyright:National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
Keywords:hurricane, Hugo, cyclone, 09.22.1989
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