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.
Ride along with pilot LCDR Chris Kerns in this first-ever 360 degree video as #NOAA43 (WP-3D Orion) flies into the eye of #HurricaneMatthew. Credit: NOAA Aircraft Operations Center
If you are in an area that may be impacted by this powerful storm, get the latest advisories at hurricanes.gov and be sure to follow the guidance from your local emergency managers.