Hurricane Odile

Hurricane Odile tied Olivia (1967) as the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Baja California in the satellite era.

Hurricane Odile on September 14 via Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.

Hurricane Odile on September 14 via Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response.

NASA’s Terra satellite acquired this natural-color view of Hurricane Odile around midday local time on September 14, 2014 when it was still southeast of the Baja California peninsula. Odile made landfall late that night as a Category 3 storm near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It was the first known storm to hit Cabo San Lucas as such a strong intensity. According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center, Odile struck Baja with wind speeds of 110 knots (204 kilometers or 127 miles per hour).

Read more: Major Hurricane Odile slams Baja Peninsula in Mexico

Read more about this image of Odile from NASA

Deborah Byrd