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Franklin is a hurricane in the North Atlantic Ocean.
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Hurricane Franklin is still churning in the Atlantic at category 2 strength. Bermuda is under a Tropical Storm warning and life threatening surf and rip currents are happening along the East coast of the United States due to Franklin.
The nearly-full moon showcases two hurricanes at night using stitched-together high-resolution imagery from polar-orbiting satellites.
Franklin maintains major hurricane strength as it meanders northward. The storm is offshore, but life-threatening surf and rip currents are occurring along the east coast of the United States, and are expected to continue for several days.
Hurricane Franklin reached Category 4 strength and maintained it throughout the day.
Visible (band 2)
A high resolution image of Franklin’s clear eye was captured by NOAA-20.
Utilizing a favorable moon position, Franklin can be seen both during the day and at night from polar-orbiting satellites.
NOAA-20 NOAA-21 S-NPP
A very impressive eye at the center of a strong Hurricane Franklin. Franklin produced large ocean swells, leading to dangerous rip-currents and surf along the US east coast.
A detailed view of Franklin’s convection in infrared was caught by polar orbiting satellites.
Infrared (band I5)
Franklin brought tropical storm conditions overnight to the Dominican Republic and the Turks and Caicos Islands. Franklin has now moved offshore to the north.
Tropical Storm Franklin Making Landfall in Barahona, Dominican Republic, bringing heavy rains.
Tropical Storm Franklin is starting to show some organization.
Low level circulation is becoming more well defined as the storm drifts northward toward Hispaniola.
Franklin attempts to gather more defined circulation as post-tropical storm Gert falls apart to the east of the Lesser Antilles.
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Convection during the morning hours leads to bursting cold clouds over-top of Tropical Storm Franklin.
Infrared (band 13) Visible (band 2)