Hurricane Florence is currently a Category 4 hurricane bearing down on the Carolinas, with the potential to be the largest storm to hit the area in the region in the past thirty years.
As far as hurricanes go, Florence is massive and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric (NOAA) provided some jaw-dropping perspective on the scope of the storm in a timelapse video of one of its research planes flying through the eye. This video is beautiful and terrifying at the same time.
Time-lapse video of a #NOAA WP-3D Hurricane Hunter (#NOAA42) flight into Hurricane #Florence on Sept. 10, 2018. Get the latest on the storm at https://t.co/MlZk25kG0d. Credit: Nick Underwood/NOAA pic.twitter.com/FQ3RJMKVUU
— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) September 11, 2018
Here’s a view from a higher altitude:
NASA satellite imagery shows timelapse footage of Hurricane Florence and its well-defined eye as the Category 4 storm makes its way toward the East Coast. https://t.co/PyCevhPGFP pic.twitter.com/4dDPJ4882r
— ABC News (@ABC) September 11, 2018