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BoKu
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Found on Ronb(o)log. Looks a bit too, well, good to me:

http://www.anthonymontalbano.com/Katrina1615z-050829-1kg12.jpg

Or is skepticisor working overtime?

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Wizard of Yendor
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Yeah, looks more like a computer generated image to me. From real satellite data most likly, but not an actual satellite photo.
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Hans Off
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The location looks spot on, I think you need your skepticisor flushing out to be frank (you can still be BoKu though)

It is a real pic of a hurricane, but which one, I don't know!

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Joe Bentley
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It's legit. The same photo appears, along with many others, on the NOAA.GOV website.

ETA: Link

Wizard of Yendor might be correct in that it's not an actual photographic image, but some sort of composite created by satellite data though.

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I dunno...it seems about right.

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Geeto67
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it's can't be accurate, there is no red and blue road lines all over it, and florida is not that color, it's purple!


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BoKu
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quote:
Originally posted by Joe Bentley:
It's legit. The same photo appears, along with many others, on the NOAA.GOV website...

Thanks, good catch! It looks like case closed.
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Joseph Z
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http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/hurseas2005/Katrina1615z-050829-1kg12.jpg

This seems close enough to the original link url provided.

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quote:
Originally posted by Joseph Z:
http://www.nnvl.noaa.gov/hurseas2005/Katrina1615z-050829-1kg12.jpg

This seems close enough to the original link url provided.

Close enough? You can't get closer than that as it's the same photo.

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steve s
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Even if it's a legit photo, there's a great deal of distortion going on here caused by the curvature of the earth that exaggerates the size of the storm. The Gulf of Mexico appears to be nearly as large as the continental U.S.

Steve S.

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Looks Google-Earth-y to me.
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