VIDEO: Views of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian From International Space Station
By Space Coast Daily // September 1, 2019
ABOVE VIDEO: Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views August 31 of Hurricane Dorian at 11:28 a.m. Eastern time as it churned over the Atlantic Ocean. The storm, which is moving in a generally westerly direction with winds of 145 miles an hour, may approach Category 5 hurricane status, according to the National Hurricane Center, as it makes its way toward the east coast of Florida and a possible ride up the southeastern seaboard next week.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The eye of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian was directly over the Abacos Islands as of the National Hurricane Center’s (NHC) 2:00 pm EDT advisory and is now heading towards Grand Bahama Island.
The hurricane is located about 185 miles (295 km) east of West Palm Beach, FL. Maximum sustained winds are 185 mph (295 km/h) with gusts over 200 mph.
Dorian is moving west at 7 mph. The central pressure is 911 Mb which continues to lower meaning the storm continues to intensify.
This is the fifth Category 5 hurricane sustained in the last five years.
NASA and NOAA satellites flew over the storm after the NHC’s 2:00 am EDT (0600Z) advisory each highlighting unique features within the storm.
At 3:20 am EDT (0720 UTC) NASA’s Suomi NPP satellite caught Dorian (above) on the east side of the scan in the Day Night band but due to the angle did not yield as many features due to noise at the edge of the scan, however, the well-defined eye can still be seen along with the tropospheric convective gravity waves flowing away from the storm.
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