Views of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station – September 2, 2019

Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views at 11:27 a.m. EDT on Sept. 2 of Hurricane Dorian from 260 miles in altitude as it churned over northwestern Bahamas. In its 11:00 a.m. EDT advisory, the National Hurricane Center said Dorian was almost stationary, moving toward the west at just 1 mile an hour just over 100 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida, packing catastrophic sustained winds of 155 miles an hour. A slow westward to west-northwestward motion is forecast during the next day or so, followed by a gradual turn toward the northwest and north. On this track, the core of extremely dangerous Hurricane Dorian will continue to pound Grand Bahama Island through much of today and tonight. The hurricane will move dangerously close to the east coast of Florida tonight through Wednesday evening and dangerously close to the Georgia and South Carolina coasts Wednesday night and Thursday. Currently, Dorian is a category 4 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Although gradual weakening is forecast, Dorian is expected to remain a powerful hurricane during the next couple of days while moving on a possible track up the southeastern U.S. seaboard.

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