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The view from above: NASA and NOAA satellites capture every detail of Irma

Irma weakens to category 1 hurricane

Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Irma continued north along Florida's western coast as a category 1 hurricane.
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Hurricane Irma zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region early Monday after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages. Irma continued north along Florida's western coast as a category 1 hurricane.

Irma has gotten around-the-clock news coverage, but some of the best views are the ones being captured by NASA and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration satellites.

Here are some of the agency’s recent tweets, as it traced the storm’s eye, mapped its lightning strikes and timed the wind speed.

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