Tropical Storm Dorian Closes in on Puerto Rico in New Satellite Images

Space.com | 8/27/2019 | Meghan Bartels
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Satellites are keeping an eye on Tropical Storm Dorian as it approaches Puerto Rico and the U.S. and British Virgin Islands.

The storm may strengthen to a hurricane before arriving, according to a forecast published this morning (Aug. 28) by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's (NOAA) National Hurricane Center (NHC). NHC officials said the storm may strengthen again before continuing toward the Bahamas.

Meteorologists - Risk - Floods - Accumulations - Inches

Meteorologists are particularly worried about the risk of flash floods due to rainfall accumulations of around 4 inches (10 centimeters) across the region, with some places seeing up to 10 inches (25 cm).

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Sense - Storm - Dorian - Scientists - Attention

To get a better sense of what to expect from Tropical Storm Dorian, scientists are paying close attention to satellite views of the storm.

In particular, NOAA's GOES-East satellite and the joint NASA-NOAA Suomi NPP satellite are gathering helpful data about the storm. On Aug. 26, for example, Suomi NPP images showed that the storm's shape had...
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