Hurricane Ophelia weakened and devolved into a post-tropical cyclone on the evening of October 15, 2017. However, the storm maintained enough strength to deliver destructive winds and rain to Ireland and the United Kingdom the next day. The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite captured this image of Ophelia at 12:55 p.m. local time (11:55 Universal Time) on October 16, 2017.
References and Related Reading
- The Irish Meteorological Service (2017, October 16) Update on Storm Ophelia. Accessed October 16, 2017.
- UK Met Office (2017, October 16) Ex-Hurricane Ophelia impacts the UK. Accessed October 16, 2017.
- U.S. National Hurricane Center (2017, October 15) Post-Tropical Cyclone Ophelia Advisory Number 28. Accessed October 16, 2017.
NASA Earth Observatory image by Joshua Stevens, using MODIS data from LANCE/EOSDIS Rapid Response. Caption by Kathryn Hansen.
- Terra - MODIS