Thursday, September 21, 2017

Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico | NOAA



This GOES-16 geocolor image was captured as Category 4 Hurricane Maria made landfall near Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, around 6:15 a.m. EDT on September 20, 2017.

Maria knocked out radar on the island just before Maria made landfall. With this critical technology disabled and a major hurricane approaching, forecasters were able to utilize data from NOAA’s latest geostationary satellite, GOES-16, to track the storm in real-time.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

Credit: Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
Release Date: September 21, 2017

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