STUNNING HURRICANE IMAGES: NASA Gets Nighttime and Daytime Look at Irma
By Space Coast Daily // September 12, 2017
tropical-storm-force winds extend out to 415 miles
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA (NASA) – NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite captured a night-time look at Hurricane Irma over Brevard County, and the GOES East satellite provided a daytime view, as the large storm engulfed the entire state of Florida.
At 3:21 a.m. EDT on Sept. 11, the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) instrument aboard NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided an night-time infrared image of Irma.
The VIIRS image also shows the large extent of Irma over Florida, Georgia, Alabama and the Carolinas.
After sunrise, NOAA’s GOES East satellite provided a daytime look at Tropical Storm Irma as it continued to move north up the Florida Peninsula.
The National Hurricane Center said that tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 415 miles from the center. That makes the storm more than 830 miles in diameter since the cloud cover extends farther out than the tropical storm-force winds.
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