A late season storm, hurricane Kate spirals in the Gulf of Mexico on November 20, 1985 on its way to making landfall over the Florida Panhandle approximately one day later.

This image was derived from the visible, near and thermal IR bands from the AVHRR aboard the NOAA-9 satellite. It was created by draping an RGB image over a digital elevation model (DEM) generated from cloud top temperatures. The DEM was derived from an inverted channel 4 band (thermal IR) while the RGB image was created using channel 4, channel 2 (near IR) , and channel 1 (visible). The perspective view represents an elevation of 86° from horizontal. The date of this scene is November 20, 1985 at 19:50 UTC.

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