Views of Hurricane Dorian from the International Space Station – September 5, 2019
September 5, 2019
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NASA: Cameras outside the International Space Station captured views at 8:59 a.m. EDT on Sept. 5 of Hurricane Dorian from 260 miles in altitude as it traveled up the Eastern seaboard of the United States. A turn toward the northeast is anticipated by tonight, and a northeastward motion at a faster forward speed is forecast on Friday. On the forecast track, the center of Dorian will continue to move close to the coast of South Carolina today, and then move near or over the coast of North Carolina tonight and Friday. The center should move to the southeast of extreme southeastern New England Friday night and Saturday morning, and approach Nova Scotia later on Saturday. Maximum sustained winds are near 115 miles per hour with higher gusts. Dorian is a category 3 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Some fluctuations in intensity are expected this morning, followed by slow weakening through Saturday. However, Dorian is expected to remain a hurricane for the next few days.