NASA AIRS Captures Imagery of Hurricane Michael Approaching Land

October 10, 2018

NASA AIRS Captures Imagery of Hurricane Michael Approaching Land

NASA's AIRS Captures Hurricane Michael 

NASA's AIRS Captures Hurricane Michael 

NASA's Aqua satellite flew over Hurricane Michael on October 8, 2018 at 2:47 p.m. EDT (1847 UTC). The NASA AIRS instrument captured Hurricane Michael's strongest storms. AIRS also captured a thick band of storms feeding into the center from the eastern quadrant. In those areas cloud top temperatures as cold as -63 degrees Fahrenheit were found. Storms with cloud top temperatures this low have the capability to produce heavy rainfall.