Hurricane Sandy Tracking and Views from the Space Station

By Marc Boucher
October 29, 2012
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Hurricane Sandy Tracking and Views from the Space Station
Hurricane Sandy Tracking

As Hurricane Sandy nears landfall NASA and NOAA satellites are tracking the storm to provide continuous updates. This is the latest track. As well NASA is using the International Space Station to take pictures of Sandy. These latest images were take at 11:16 a.m. ET.
According to NASA, “at the time of the flyover, Sandy was located 260 miles south-southeast of New York City, moving north-northwest at 18 miles an hour with winds measured at 90 miles an hour as a Category 1 hurricane, according to the National Hurricane Center. Landfall along or just south of the southern New Jersey coast is expected late in the evening on October 29 after which a turn to the west-northwest is expected. After moving inland over the mid-Atlantic states, a decrease in forward speed is expected. By mid-week, Sandy, as a post-tropical cyclone, is forecast to move northward and then northeastward across Pennsylvania and New York state dropping significant amounts of rainfall.”

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