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Hurricane Maria Now a Dangerous Category 5 Storm

Hurricane Maria Now a Dangerous Category 5 Storm

This NOAA GOES-16 geocolor image shows Hurricane Maria as it moves across the northeastern Caribbean toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The Category 5 hurricane made landfall on Dominica Monday night Sept. 18th. Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. To see more images of the hurricane check out the NESDIS image gallery.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory