Earth Observation Mission News
NASA sees Hurricane Irma affecting South Florida
10 September 2017
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite captured night-time look at Hurricane Irma as it weakened to a large tropical storm and the GOES East satellite provided a daytime view as the large storm continued moving north over Florida.
Irma made landfall twice on 10 Sept, first in the Florida Keys and then near Naples. The storm has now been downgraded to a tropical storm but could still cause significant impacts over Georgia and Alabama. NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama was under a Tropical Storm Watch on 11 Sept.
Image credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project - NOAA's GOES East satellite image illustration of Tropical Storm Irma centered over central Florida on 11 Sept at 10:45 a.m. EDT.