NASA Satellite Sees Tropical Storm Colin Affecting Florida
NASA’s Aqua satellite captured this incredible image of Tropical Storm Colin in the southern Gulf of Mexico on June 5. The image revealed the center of Colin between Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula and western Cuba as clouds streamed over Florida.
As of 7 a.m. CDT (12:00 UTC) on June 6, the center of Tropical Storm Colin was located bout 315 miles (505 km) west-southwest of Tampa, Florida, and about 270 miles (430 km) south-southwest of Apalachicola, Florida.
Maximum sustained winds are near 50 mph (85 kph) with higher gusts. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said that Colin was moving toward the north-northeast near 14 mph (22 kph) and a turn toward the northeast with an increase in forward speed is expected later today, Monday, June 6.