NOAA shows first ever video from inside of a hurricane with Hurricane Sam

NOAA has teamed up with Saildrone Inc. to get the first ever video footage of the inside of Hurricane Sam.

Hurricane Sam is a category 4 hurricane and will miss the U.S. coast as it creates 50 foot waves and 120 mph winds.

The footage gives a first time glance into what it really looks like inside of a hurricane and all the damage it can do.




The camera, an SD 1045, is equipped with a special hurricane wing to keep it afloat and is one of five Saildrones in the Atlantic Ocean.

These Saildrones are collecting various data for researchers to better understand hurricanes and how they operate. The data is then sent to the NOAA’s Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory and Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory after collection.


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