Barbara Begins the Season
Hurricane Barbara kicked off the 2013 season at the end of May, which NOAA says will be a particularly active one. Barbara started it off slow though; the Category 1 storm hit the southern coast of Mexico and quickly tapered off. The Earth observing satellite Aqua took this image of the hurricane.
NASA image courtesy Jeff Schmaltz, LANCE/EOSDIS MODIS Rapid Response Team at NASA GSFC