Weather Plane Flies Through Center of Hurricane Elsa

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) shared footage of their weather plane, nicknamed “Kermit”, in the center of Hurricane Elsa on a data-collection mission ran on Friday, July 2.

Tropical cyclone Elsa was upgraded to a Category 1 hurricane on the morning of Friday, July 2, as it hit Barbados with sustained winds of 74 mph, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

A hurricane warning is in effect for Haiti, the Dominican Republic and Jamaica on July 3. The storm was expected to continue on a west-northwest path over the Caribbean towards Cuba before making landfall on the Florida peninsula, the NHC said. Credit: Nikki Hathaway, NOAA via Storyful