Satellite Shows Eye of Hurricane Dorian as It Moves Toward Florida

Hurricane Dorian hurtled toward the east coast of Florida on August 30 as satellite imagery showed the eye of the storm moving over the Caribbean.

The storm was projected to become a Category 4 storm with winds up to 130 mph as it made landfall in Florida on Monday. Hurricane conditions were projected to hit the northwestern Bahamas by Sunday.

This timelapse, taken via a satellite, shows Hurricane Dorian moving parallel to the Bahamas as it moves closer to Florida. The National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 2 pm update that the storm was 625 miles (1,005 km) east of West Palm Beach, Florida. Dorian was moving toward the northwest near 10 mph, the NHC said.

Orlando International Airport announced on August 30 it would “cease commercial flight operations” on Monday in anticipation of the hurricane. Credit: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) via Storyful