The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season is one for the record books in many ways.
Three jaw-dropping eyes of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season. pic.twitter.com/uDVFRzjEPq
— Dakota Smith (@weatherdak) September 20, 2017
Hurricane Maria made landfall with 155 mph winds at 6:15 am EST this morning on the southeast tip of Puerto Rico. That makes Maria the strongest hurricane in Puerto Rico history.
— Philip Klotzbach (@philklotzbach) September 20, 2017
Maria crosses Puerto Rico today. It’s always difficult to verify early Twitter reports, but this one seems credible to the type of conditions on the island today.
— Pato Campana (@Patocampana) September 20, 2017
NOAA’s National Hurricane Center reported a gust to 137 mph on the western tip of St. Croix as Maria’s eastern eyewall brushed the western side of the island.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) September 20, 2017
Maria’s path will take her into open waters again this week.
Maria marks the unprecedented third category 4 hurricane landfall in the U.S. this year.
— Eric Blake 🌀 (@EricBlake12) September 20, 2017
Most of the spaghetti guidance keeps Maria offshore from the east coast in the coming days. But a close call with Long Island is not out of the question.