Hurricane Kate made landfall over northwestern Florida on November 22 as a category 2 storm. Kate was the record setting sixth storm to make a U.S. landfall that season. Damage from Kate was estimated at around $300 million.
Five days after the landfall of hurricane Kate there is little change evident in the overall turbidity signal although the signal is marginally stronger in Wacasassa Bay, Florida on the right side of the hurricane track. Note that the high reflectance values in the vicinity of the Mississippi River outflow are the nearly the identical in the before and after images indicating that rainfall as the result of Kate did not have much effect on the overall discharge of the Mississippi.
No perceptible hurricane-induced changes are apparent in the SST image set. Since Kate was a late season storm this may be partially due to the surface waters being relatively cooler than during the summer-early fall.