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Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico

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#79173 by @ 30.08.2005 00:00 - nach oben -
Hurricane Katrina in the Gulf of Mexico

Where will
Hurricane Katrina go?

One of the stronger storm systems of modern times appears
headed for landfall somewhere in the southern
USA sometime today.

Katrina was designated yesterday a rare
Category 5 Hurricane,
the strongest designation for a storm on Earth, and one that indicates
sustained winds greater than 250 kilometers per hour.

Pictured above is a digitally processed image from the orbiting
GOES-12 weather satellite that shows the massive storm
system yesterday in the
Gulf of Mexico.

Starting as a slight pressure difference,
hurricanes grow into
large spiraling storm systems
of low pressure, complete with high winds and driving rain.

A hurricane
is powered by evaporating ocean water, and so
typically gains strength over warm water and loses strength over land.

Much remains unknown about hurricanes and
cyclones, including how they are formed and the exact
path they will take.

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#79226 by @ 30.08.2005 22:44 - nach oben -
scheisse, de huur isch jo u huere gross

mer gseht spiralförmigi usläufer bis fascht zunderscht as bild
#79236 by @ 31.08.2005 07:30 - nach oben -
isch da dini mueter?
#79239 by @ 31.08.2005 08:58, edited @ 31.08.2005 08:58 - nach oben -
ähä isch er: link (hani zwor vorig schomol postet aber krazt)
#79245 by @ 31.08.2005 17:55 - nach oben -
jo...d'schwiiz wür gad schö is aug passä!
#79253 by @ 31.08.2005 22:37 - nach oben -
gseht übler us...
#79254 by @ 31.08.2005 23:42 - nach oben -