Tropical Storm Colin became the third named storm of the 2010 Atlantic hurricane season. The U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) reported that Tropical Depression Four strengthened into a tropical storm early in the day on August 3, 2010. As of 11:00 a.m. EDT on August 3, Colin was located about 840 miles (1,355 kilometers) east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. Colin had maximum sustained winds of 40 miles (65 kilometers) per hour.
The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this natural-color image of Tropical Storm Colin at 9:40 a.m. EDT (13:40 UTC) on August 3. Although the storm hints at the comma shape characteristic of tropical storms, it lacks a distinct eye.
- National Hurricane Center. (2010, August 3). Tropical Storm Colin Advisory Archive. Accessed August 3, 2010.
This image originally appeared on the Earth Observatory. Click here to view the full, original record.