08 Sep '17, 6pm

A Cauldron of Hurricanes

Meteorologists struggled to find the right words to describe the situation as a line of three hurricanes—two of them major and all of them threatening land—brewed in the Atlantic basin in September 2017. The NASA Short-term Prediction Research and Transition Center remarked on the storm’s “buzzsaw appearance.” The National Weather Service field office in Miami warned of “large airborne projectiles” and cautioned some locations may be “uninhabitable for weeks or months” after the storm. Eric Blake, a meteorologist with the National Hurricane Center, simply tweeted that he had “never seen anything like this in the modern record” and that the forecast made him “sick to his stomach.” The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite captured the data to make this mosaic image of Katia, Irma, and José in the early hours of September 8, 2017. The i...

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