Rare drone footage has been captured from inside Category 4 Hurricane Fiona, currently off the east coast of the United States. The drone, attached to a robotic surfboard, was able to stay on 50-foot waves when the weather system resulted in powerful waves.
As the National Hurricane Center monitors five weather systems across the tropics, here in Acadiana we’re keeping a close eye on one system that has a chance of making its way into the Gulf of Mexico by next week.
See below what Chief Meteorologist @robperillo has to say over Twitter with our media partners at KATC-TV3.
While Disturbance 98L takes center stage for those living on the Gulf Coast, Hurricane Fiona continues to make its way through the Atlantic while staying clear of the east coast of the United States.
Watch “a day in the life” by Hurricane Fiona via @wearethedak on Twitter below.
Robotic Surfboard Ocean Drone captures footage from inside Hurricane Fiona
At the heart of the Category 4 hurricane is reportedly a robotic surfboard ocean drone operated by the company Saildrone and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
About 360 miles southeast of Bermuda, the drone captured some chilling images showing swirling waters and crashing waves within the powerful hurricane.
Winds in this part of the storm have reportedly been recorded at speeds in excess of 100 miles per hour. Wave heights have reportedly reached 50 feet.
Incredibly rare footage from inside Category 4 Hurricane Fiona
Watch the video below from @capitalweather on Twitter.
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