According to NASA the tropical storm Alex grew to be a hurricane. It is the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Ocean hurricane season. NASA captured a image of Alex on June the 29th with NASA’s Aqua satellite. NASA also said that the storm is the first June hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since 1995.
Tropical Storm Alex intensified by 11 p.m. EDT on June 29 and became the first hurricane of the 2010 Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Season. NASA satellites continue to provide visible, infrared and microwave satellite data to forecasters to help the National Hurricane Center forecast Alex’s intensity and track, and NASA’s Aqua satellite flew over Alex hours before it became a hurricane yesterday.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) instrument that flies aboard NASA’s Aqua satellite is one of those NASA instruments that provide forecasters data. MODIS captured a visible image of Alex on June 29 at 3:35 p.m. EDT as it churned over the Gulf of Mexico, and provided a high resolution image of this large storm’s extent in the Gulf of Mexico.
Now that Alex has become a hurricane, the storm has the title of being the first June hurricane in the Atlantic Ocean since 1995.