Florence turns beastly before hitting East Coast, plus Rowan storm forecast

Florence turns beastly before hitting East Coast, plus Rowan storm forecast

Florence turns beastly before hitting East Coast, plus Rowan storm forecast

Forecasters said Florence could become an extremely unsafe major hurricane sometime Monday and remain that way for days.

The National Hurricane Center forecasts additional strengthening for Florence before it reaches the coastline of North Carolina and SC early Friday, Sept. 14.

HURRICANE Florence bears down on the United States east coast, Nasa's satellites are monitoring its strength and speed, as well as recording some incredible images of the massive storm.

An image taken by NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold of Hurricane Florence in the Atlantic Ocean, approaching the Carolinas on September 12, 2018.

Cameras outside the space station captured several views of the storm at 8:10 a.m. Monday, according to NASA. Florence is expected to remain a Category 4 storm when it makes landfall.

An American astronaut posted two additional photographs from the International Space Station, showing the storm aimed at Cape Hatteras, a thin and vulnerable strand of islands that jut out from North Carolina.


And even from space, Hurricane Florence looks terrifying.

On Wednesday, forecasters projected Florence - now a category 4 hurricane - will likely slow down and turn south after slamming the East Coast.

To put things into perspective, the space agency notes that Hurricane Florence spans a distance equal to the one between Baltimore in Maryland and Boston in MA.

But Gerst also had a high-power telephoto lens handy to zoom in on the eye.

"This is a no-kidding nightmare coming for you", he added. "NASA research has found that cloud top temperatures that cold have the capability to generate heavy rainfall", the space agency says.

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