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Hurricane Maria Makes Landfall in Puerto Rico

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.

 

Learn more at www.goes-r.gov/mission/hurricaneMaria.html

 

Image credit: CIRA

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Uploaded on September 21, 2017