Right now it is off the east coast of Florida and heading north, Hurricane Dorian has already destroyed the Bahamas and is now approaching Florida and the Carolinas.
Dorian is the sixth named storm of the 2019 Hurricane Season, first forming in the Atlantic Ocean and earlier this week, Dorian reached category 5 status with maximum winds near 175 mph (281 kph) and gusts over 200 mph (322 kph).
An important factor in the development of a hurricane is the temperature of the ocean surface. Warm water is the ammunition that leads a storm to intensify, as heat and moisture move from the ocean to the atmosphere.
This is how it looks from the space by astronauts onboard the International Space Station and satellite imagery from NASA.
If you’re in the possible path of Dorian please stay safe and take all precautions recommended.