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Hurricane Dennis threaded its way between Jamaica and Haiti on a direct course for Cuba on July 7, 2005. The storm now has the distinctive hurricane form, with a well-defined eye surrounded by bands of swirling clouds. At 10:50 a.m. local time (15:50 UTC), when the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA's Terra satellite took this image, Dennis was just below a Category 3 hurricane, with winds of 175 kilometers per hour (110 miles per hour) and stronger gusts. Less than an hour before this image was taken, the storm's small dark eye was about 105 kilometers (65 miles) northeast of Kingston, Jamaica, and 170 kilometers (105 miles) south-southeast of Guantanamo, Cuba. The National Hurricane Centre reports that Dennis is traveling northwest at about 24 kilometers per hour (15 mph).

A storm of this size is a threat not just because of its powerful winds: Dennis is expected to produce heavy rain and coastal and inland flooding. Five to ten inches of rain may fall over Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba, and the Cayman Islands, with as much as 15 inches falling in parts of Jamaica. Heavy rainfall can trigger flash floods and mudslides in mountainous regions. The storm will probably also raise tide levels by five to seven feet and generate large and dangerous waves.

Dennis is expected to strengthen as it moves north towards the Gulf Coast of the United States. For official storm warnings and additional information, please visit the National Hurricane Centre.

The image is available in additional resolutions from the MODIS Rapid Response Team.





NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, MODIS Land Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC

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English: Hurricane Dennis on July 7 2005
Deutsch: Satellitenbild des Hurrikans Dennis am 7. Juli 2005
Français : Image satellite de l' ouragan Dennis, le 7 juillet 2005
Español: Huracán Dennis el 7 de julio del 2005.

Brezhoneg : Skeudenn dre loarell ar gorventenn Dennis d'ar 7 a viz Gouere 2005
Česky: Hurikán Dennis 7. července 2005.
Cymraeg: Gorwynt Dennis, 7 Gorffennaf 2005.
Deutsch: Satellitenbild des Hurrikans Dennis am 7. Juli 2005
English: Hurricane Dennis on July 7 2005
Español: Huracán Dennis el 7 de julio del 2005.
Suomi: Hurrikaani Dennis 7.7.2005
Français : Image satellite de l' ouragan Dennis, le 7 juillet 2005
日本語: ハリケーン「デニス」 2005年7月7日
Latina: Dionysius furacanum, 7. Iulii 2005
Nederlands: Orkaan Dennis op 7 Juli 2005
‪Norsk (nynorsk)‬: Satelittbilde av orkanen Dennis den 7. juli 2005.
Polski: Huragan Dennis, 7 lipca 2005
Português: Furacão Dennis a 7 de Julho, 2005
Русский: Спутниковый снимок урагана Дэннис, 7 июля 2005
Slovenčina: Hurikán Dennis 7. júla 2005.
Slovenščina: Satelitski posnetek hurikana Dennis, 7. julija 2005
Svenska: Satellitbild av orkanen Dennis den 7 juli 2005
简体中文: 2005年7月7日的 飓风丹尼斯卫星照片

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