Satellite loops are an important part of the weather story we tell on FoxCT. By showing a series of still images you get a better idea where a weather system is going and whether it's building or dying. Most of the loops we show cover six to twelve hours.
This loop, released by NASA, is special. It covers Hurricane Irene for eight days and higher resolution than we can show on TV.
Watch carefully and you'll see Irene get her act together as she passes just north of Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. You'll also see Irene's tropical characteristics change as she leaves the warmer water of the Gulf Stream around the Outer Banks of North Carolina.Copyright © 2018, CT Now