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NASA Video Of Hurricane Matthew From Space Is Absolutely Stunning [VIDEO]

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Andrew Follett Energy and Science Reporter
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NASA released footage of Hurricane Matthew captured by the International Space Station (ISS), showing the immense power of the Category 4 hurricane.

ISS footage captured Monday morning shows the storm from 250 miles in the air. It’s a stunning view of the storm that’s predicted to bring up to 40 inches of rain to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, according to the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Matthew temporarily reached Category 5 hurricane strength before weakening over the weekend. The storm’s maximum sustained winds are currently moving at 145 miles per hour, making it an extremely power major hurricane. It is the most powerful Atlantic storm since Hurricane Felix in 2007.

Matthew could potentially strike Florida and much of the U.S. East Coast Thursday or Friday, breaking the more than decade-long “drought” in major hurricanes making landfall in the U.S.

The U.S. has been in a “hurricane drought” since Hurricane Wilma hit in October of 2005.

“That’s an unprecedented streak, going back to 1900—the longest drought before the current one was nearly 1,000 days shorter,” according to Time magazine.

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