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Hurricane Norbert reached category 4 status in early October 2008. It was an eastern Pacific hurricane and made landfall on the Baja peninsula of Mexico on the 11th of October. It soon weakened to tropical storm status. The photo, taken by the MODIS instrument on the Aqua satellite, is from 8 October 2008.

UVic / SEOS / Climate Group / About Front Page Picture / Pacific Hurricane Norbert Last updated: Friday, 21-Nov-2008 08:36:55 PST