Hurricane Emily threatened North Carolina as a category 3 storm, but fortunately was pushed out to sea before moving inland. It is notable for the length of time (eight days) it remained at hurricane strength. Damages of $35 million resulted primarily from flooding and the storm tide.
The after image depicts two areas of high turbidity to the left and right of the hurricane track in the vicinity of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. One is centered in Pamlico Sound, North Carolina while the other is slightly offshore. The high turbidity in Pamlico Sound is expected due to its shallow bathymetery but the region offshore is very unusual. It perhaps indicates an area of well mixed water that is cooler than the surrounding region as seen in the SST after image.
Cooling in the Gulf Stream region is apparent in the after image. The difference image reveals cooling on the order of 1-4 °C but some areas depict cooling up to 7 °C . The cooling in the area associated with the large turbidity spike offshore is difficult to ascertain due to clouds in the before image but appears to be large.