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NOAA Photo Library Image - spac0139

Among the most famous of early satellite weather photographs. This image showed a "square" cloud close to the Oklahoma-Texas border. Within hours this cloud enlarged and spread northward bringing hailstones and tornadoes to central Oklahoma. A TIROS I image.

Image ID: spac0139, NOAA In Space Collection
Location: Oklahoma
Photo Date: 1960 May 02

Category: Space/Imagery/Visible/

High Resolution Photo Available

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