Hurikán Maria naďalej naberá na intenzite a už čoskoro zasiahne ostrov Martinik v Karibiku.
Hurricane Maria, seen here in this 1-minute visible imagery from NOAA's GOES-16 satellite, continues to strengthen as it moves toward the Leeward Islands.
According to the latest advisory from NOAA's National Hurricane Center (2:00 pm EDT, September 18, 2017), Maria was about 45 miles east-northeast of Martinique and producing 125 mile-per-hour winds with higher gusts. Forecasters say the center of Maria will move across the Leeward Islands late today and tonight, over the extreme northeastern Caribbean Sea Tuesday (9/19) and Tuesday night, and approach Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands on Wednesday (9/20). For the latest information on Maria, including hazards that may affect land, visit the NHC's website at www.nhc.noaa.gov.
This animation, which appears here courtesy of our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, was created with the Advanced Baseline Imager's (ABI) Band 2 and shows how the increased resolution offered by ABI is providing meteorologists with a more detailed look at the characteristics and structure of severe weather. The reference to "1-minute" imagery refers to the frequency with which GOES-16's Advanced Baseline Imager captures an image of the storm.
To see more images of Maria and other storms, visit our image gallery at goo.gl/vgGLMF.
Please note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and under going testing and hence should not be used operationally.Posted by NOAA Satellite and Information Service on 18. september 2017