Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Science | By Michele Flores

Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic

Stunning space photos show 'nightmare' Hurricane Florence swirling over the Atlantic

A three-minute video that NASA published Wednesday morning shows Hurricane Florence from a space-station's-eye view, as a camera some 250 miles above earth pans slowly over the storm.

The 500-mile-wide hurricane, which is barreling toward the United States east coast, is expected to make landfall on Thursday night, but then the storm's movement will slow to a crawl, meaning that some coastal areas will get as much as 24 hours of battering winds and rain. "The crew of @Space_Station is thinking of those who will be affected".

NASA is using its various high-flying tools to monitor the storm, taking precipitations measurements and NOAA's National Hurricane Center is using that data to forecast the storm's progress. For the Carolinas, the NHC predicts a "life-threatening storm surge and rainfall".

Millions of people in the path of Hurricane Florence are frantically preparing for a monster storm that's anticipated to make landfall sometime early Saturday morning. It is estimated that the wind speed in the eye of the hurricane reaches 200 km/h.

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Quick on Florence's heels, two more powerful storms are crossing the Atlantic, tracked by NASA satellites: Tropical Storm Isaac and Hurricane Helene. An astronaut aboard the space station said it was "chilling".

This photo provided by NASA shows Hurricane Florence from the International Space Station on Monday, Sept. 10, 2018, as it threatens the U.S. East Coast.

Florence is now a powerful Category 3 storm with winds of 125mph, and is expected to strengthen before making landfall along the Carolina coast later this week.

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