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Hurricane Rita

September 21, 2005
Hurricane Rita in the Gulf of Mexico, September 21, 2005

Hurricane Rita, shown here at its maximum strength with sustained winds of 180 mph, was the 4th most intense Atlantic hurricane ever recorded and the most intense in the Gulf of Mexico. This image was taken by GOES East at 1945 UTC on September 21, 2005.

A link to a printable image can be found here.