Space Station Watches As Hurricane Matthew Closes In On Florida
Winds up to 140 mph
The International Space Station has been keeping an eye on Hurricane Matthew, floating above the storm as it churned through the Caribbean Sea. In the image above, taken on October 4, the storm’s clouds stretch as far as the eye can see.
Still, NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) have their hurricane hunters and satellites trained on Matthew as it nears the Atlantic Coast. The outer bands of the storm, which are traveling northwest at 14 miles per hour, have already reached Florida and knocked out power in multiple counties. Matthew will hit full force early tomorrow morning and is expected to bring between six inches and a foot of rain from areas across the coasts of central Florida to southern North Carolina.
Here’s what Matthew looks like as it approaches.
Radar imagery of the storm:
Matthew’s clouds enveloped Florida early this afternoon, a satellite photo taken at 1:00 p.m. EDT showed.
You can watch a 360-video of a hurricane hunter flying through the eye of the storm.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) satellite photos show Matthew evolving, almost in real time.