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Tropical Storm Debby

NASA image acquired June 24, 2012


Tropical Storm Debby formed from the low pressure area called System 96L, that NASA satellites were studying last week. NASA's Aqua satellite flew over the storm right after it strengthened into a tropical storm on June 23.


Debby was born Saturday, June 23 around 4 a.m. EDT as her maximum sustained winds whipped up to 50 mph very quickly. She was born about 220 miles (355 km) south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, near 26.2 North and 87.6 West. Debby was moving to the north at 6 mph (9 kmh).


Satellite: Aqua


Credit: NASA/GSFC/Jeff Schmaltz/MODIS Land Rapid Response Team


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Uploaded on June 25, 2012