Hurricane Lorenzo becomes the strongest hurricane in the eastern-most Atlantic Ocean

The NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP satellite provided infrared data over two days (September 28-29, 2019) recording the changes in the storm’s eye, powerful thunderstorms and gravity waves it was creating. Hurricane Lorenzo briefly reached Category 5 strength, becoming the strongest hurricane on record in the eastern-most Atlantic Ocean.

NASA-NOAA’s Suomi NPP Satellite

Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership or Suomi NPP is a weather satellite operated by the United States National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. It was launched in 2011 and continues to operate. It is previously known as the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System Preparatory Project (NPP) and NPP-Bridge. The satellite is named after Verner E. Suomi, a meteorologist at the University of Wisconsin–Madison

Hurricane Lorenzo S-NPP VIIRS 29 September 2019, 0515UTC

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