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Hurricanes Lee and Maria in the Atlantic Ocean

Hurricanes Lee and Maria in the Atlantic Ocean

This GOES-16 geocolor image, taken in the afternoon of September 25, 2017, shows Hurricane Lee in the open Atlantic Ocean to the east, and Hurricane Maria off the eastern coast of the United States.The latest information from the NOAA National Hurricane Center states that Lee is now moving again, south-southwest at 2 knots. The moderate vertical shear affecting Lee and some upwelled cool water under the hurricane may cause slight weakening shortly. Hurricane Maria continues to move northward at 6 knots. The hurricane's forward motion should remain quite slow as it is currently being impeded by a mid-level ridge over the northeastern United States.Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery (shown here), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery. Please note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and under going testing and hence should not be used operationally.

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Courtesy of NOAA Environmental Visualization Laboratory