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12 September 2011

A Wild Weekend in the Tropical Atlantic

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It's a wild weekend in the tropical Atlantic ocean basin as there are still four tropical cyclones or remnants active.

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite captured Katia, Lee, Maria and Nate on Sept. 9, 2011 at 10:45 a.m. EDT.

Hurricane Katia is east of the U.S. coast and expected to zip to the United Kingdom this weekend; Tropical Storm Lee's remnants are finally expected to fizzle over the northeastern U.S.; Tropical Storm Maria will affect the Lesser Antilles this weekend; and Tropical Storm Nate is expected to become a hurricane and make landfall in Mexico.

The GOES-13 cloud images are overlaid on a true-color NASA/MODIS map by NASA's GOES Project at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md. For more information on each storm and updates visit the NASA Hurricane page at:, also on Facebook and Twitter: NASAHurricane.

Rob Gutro
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center

Credit: NOAA/NASA GOES Project