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Timelapse video shows entire 2018 hurricane season, from space

A screengrab from a National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration timelapse showing the 2018 hurricane season. [YouTube]
Published Nov. 30, 2018

Today marks another hurricane season come and gone, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has posted a stunning look back at the storms around the eastern United States.

The timelapse video, drawing on footage from the GOES East satellite, shows cyclones forming, then veering into the coast or out to sea. Two were major hurricanes: Florence, which inundated parts of the Carolinas, and Michael, which devastated the Florida Panhandle (see it around 6:48).

The year brought 15 named storms, including eight hurricanes, which the Administration said was above average.

READ MORE: As an active 2018 hurricane season comes to a close, scientists say more record-breaking storms could be on the horizon

Images: The Times eyewitness account to damage inflicted by Hurricane Michael after landfall

Ground zero: See the damage Hurricane Michael inflicted on Mexico Beach

'We're broken here.' Mexico Beach reels in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael

Aftermath: Panama City and state at odds over response to Hurricane Michael

Panama City is still digging out

Contact Zachary T. Sampson at or (727) 893-8804. Follow @ZackSampson.


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