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Online 11.3: Infrared Satellite Imagery During
the Superstorm of 1993

Satellite Imagery:
March 12 to 15, 1993 enhanced IR satellite imagery of the Superstorm of 1993 clearly shows the development and track of the storm. Purple and blue are coldest (highest) clouds. Clouds develop along the Gulf Coast and migrate up the eastern seaboard forming a well developed comma cloud.
Department of Atmospheric Sciences Severe and Hazardous Weather at Department of Atmospheric Sciences University of Illinois