NASA watches menacing Hurricane Dorian flex its muscles

first_img NASA sees dramatic Earth weather from space (pictures) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s GOES-East satellite caught sight of Dorian in action. The agency posted a short GIF of the storm to Twitter on Wednesday. 0 10 Photos Earlier this afternoon #Dorian strengthened to a Cat. 1 #hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 75 mph. NOAA’s #GOESEast spotted the storm moving toward the #VirginIslands, where hurricane warnings are now in effect. Follow the storm’s path here: https://t.co/55iomirKdi pic.twitter.com/8abVjNKTNp— NOAA Satellites (@NOAASatellites) August 28, 2019 The National Hurricane Center has issued warnings about the risk of high winds, heavy rains and flash floods associated with the storm. It’s been a fairly quiet hurricane season this year, but Dorian looks like it wants to make some noise. Tags Post a commentcenter_img Sci-Tech Share your voice If you’re in the path of #HurricaneDorian, don’t wait until it’s too late! These tips will help you get your car and home ready before the storm hits. https://t.co/0ScXE7k8qF pic.twitter.com/BRzRY0feYH— HHS.gov (@HHSGov) August 29, 2019 NASA Space Hurricane Dorian takes shape in this image from NASA’s Terra satellite. NASA Worldview, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Dorian officially entered the storm big leagues on Wednesday afternoon as a Category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of nearly 75 mph (120 kph). Forecasters don’t expect it to stay that chill for long. The hurricane is making its way across the Atlantic and will likely impact the Bahamas and Florida over the next few days. Satellites and astronauts on the International Space Station are tracking the storm.NASA’s Terra satellite view of Dorian shows a typical swirling hurricane cloud pattern. The space agency also shared an impressive view of the storm as seen by a camera on the ISS on Thursday.  It’s hard to determine Dorian’s ultimate path. It already changed direction once and could potentially intensify quite a bit over time. Currently, it looks like it might reach Florida near the end of the weekend.The US Department of Health & Human Services tweeted preparedness tips on Thursday, asking people in the storm’s path to secure outdoor furniture, protect important documents, cover windows and trim dead limbs from trees.last_img

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