Watch 2017 Atlantic hurricanes race across tropics in this NOAA timelapse
NEW ORLEANS —The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is one for…
NEW ORLEANS —
The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is one for the record books.
From Hurricane Harvey to Hurricane Maria, storms have brought havoc to areas of the tropics, including the U.S. mainland. Nearly three weeks after Maria made landfall, much of Puerto Rico is still without power.
This year has seen 15 named storms so far, making it an “extremely active” year, according to the National Hurricane Center. Storms are classified as hurricanes when their sustained winds surpass 74 mph — that has happened 10 times in 2017 so far.
Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Jose have received the most attention so far, as they had the most significant impacts on populated areas. But the season doesn’t end until November, so more storms are likely to arise.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently released a timelapse of several of the 2017 hurricanes. The timelapse begins with Hurricane Franklin and ends with Hurricane Maria.
Click the video above to watch.
NOAA officials said the timelapse was created with its Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite, also known as GOES-16. The satellites provide continuous imagery and atmospheric measurements of the Earth’s western hemisphere.
NOAA said the 2017 hurricane season is one of the most active on record.
Get more updates on hurricane season here.