Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: This infrared image of Hurricane Leslie was taken on Sept. 5 at 1:11 pm EDT by the AIRS instrument that flies aboard NASA's Aqua satellite. The image was taken just before Leslie intensified into a hurricane. The strongest thunderstorms and coldest cloud top temperatures (purple) around the center of circulation and in a wide band of thunderstorms to the east and south of the center.
Credit: Credit: NASA JPL, Ed Olsen
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