NASA's hurricane pages updated

NASA's QuikSCAT satellite shows the speed of Hanna's rotating winds (the fastest winds are in purple) as of Sept. 4, using microwaves to look inside the swirling clouds. The black arrows indication the wind directions; white arrows are heavy rain.

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NASA/JPL

Friday, Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. EDT — All of a sudden it's really busy out there: There are four storms currently spinning in the Atlantic: Gustav (whose remnants are on their way to the northeastern U.S.), Hanna, Ike and Josephine. As Tropical Storm Hanna bears down on the Carolinas (expected to make landfall later today), Tropical Storm Josephine has set its sights on Florida, and is expected to collide somewhere along the coast early next week. Ike (currently a Category-4 hurricane) is on its way to the Bahamas this weekend.

Wondering where they all are and where they're going? NASA has updated its hurricane pages to help you keep an eye on all of these storms. The visualization studio also has some animations of the towering thunderclouds at Hanna's center.

Carolyn Gramling
Friday, September 5, 2008 - 06:27