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Astronauts and weather satellites are watching closely as Hurricane Lane, a massive storm, threatens Hawaii.
The hurricane, which is forecast to begin pummeling the islands later today (Aug. 22), has already prompted the governor of Hawaii to declare a state of emergency, and views from space offer a shocking look at just how daunting the storm is. It was briefly a Category 5 storm but has now been downgraded to a Category 4.
Today, NASA astronaut Ricky Arnold tweeted two photographs showing the view of the storm from the International Space Station and offered best wishes to people in Hawaii.
NASA's Twitter account dedicated to the space station also shared a video showing the huge size of the hurricane. The video includes two different perspectives from the space station, both of which highlight the clear eye of the storm at the heart of the giant knot of clouds.
The winter of 2018-2019 will bring a variety of weather risks to Germany, ranging from damaging windstorms to flooding rainfall and impactful snowfall.
The upcoming winter will bring a battering to the United Kingdom, as an active windstorm season is on the cards.
Strong winds, including some gusts up to 25 mph, will have an impact on several games in the northeastern United States.
The northwestern United States will experience a flip to cool, rainy weather as Pacific storms return next week.
A natural disaster's threats don't end once the severe weather dissipates.
The lull in the western Pacific Ocean may come to an end next week with a new tropical threat expected to brew near Guam.