Hurricane Irma, once a Category 5 storm with record-breaking 185-mph winds, has killed at least 37 people in the Caribbean and at least seven in the U.S. even as it was downgraded to a tropical storm.
NASA scientists have been tracking Irma from the start and condensed 10 days of satellite imagery into 30 seconds to show Hurricane Irma’s wrath between Sept. 1 and Sept. 10.
The animation, which shows the slow-moving Irma ramp up to record speeds as it moved from off the coast of Africa to Florida, also captures Hurricane Jose meandering close behind.
Satellite imagery was captured by GOES-16, a geostationary weather satellite operated by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Irma made landfall in lower Florida Keys Sunday morning as it swamped the region before it weakened to a tropical storm on its way to Georgia.
You can see more real-time imagery from NASA-NOAA at weather.msfc.nasa.gov/sport.
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