Impressive Imagery of Hurricane Matthew Captured by NASA’s International Space Station! (Credit: NASA)
DISCUSSION: NASA’s International Space Station (ISS) released incredible camera footage (above) of Hurricane Matthew which was caught looming in the Caribbean. The imagery displays Matthew’s distinctive eye-wall. Yesterday, the eye of the storm accompanied calm wind speeds and a central minimum pressure around 950mb. More strikingly, the storm itself packed catastrophic maximum sustained wind speeds of up to 140 mph as it slammed the northeastern coast of Cuba and western Haiti. Devastating storm impacts included heavy rainfall amounts, torrential flooding, storm surge and extreme wind damage. Currently, Matthew is expected to approach the Bahamas by Wednesday night and the eastern coastlines of Florida by Thursday.
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