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Typhoon Michael handles an ominous look in this satellite image.


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Typhoon Michael is plenty frightening all by itself, however a satellite image just contributes to the storm’s worry element.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Goes-East satellite has actually been following the storm and offering vibrant infrared images of the beast cyclone. At one point, the center of the storm looked a lot like a human skull.

Jim Dickey, a meteorologist with WZVN in Ft. Myers, Florida, appears to be the very first to see the weird similarity. He published a tweet on Tuesday stating, “#Michael has that ‘skull’ look on IR satellite today as the eye is starting to clean out through the CDO.”

CDO means “main thick overcast,” which NOAA refers to as “the cirrus cloud guard that arises from the thunderstorms in the eyewall of a hurricane and its rainbands.”

Typhoon Michael made landfall along the Florida Panhandle on Wednesday, bringing with it ravaging winds and rain. Countless citizens lack power. Florida Guv Rick Scott prompted those in the storm’s course to shelter in location.

More current views from NOAA’s satellite do not bear any similarity to a human skull, however do reveal the power of the swirling cyclone as it moves into Florida, Alabama and Georgia.

Typhoon Michael isn’t the very first significant storm to handle a threatening cast when seen from area. Typhoon Matthew in 2016 and Typhoon Irma in 2017 both produced skull-like developments when seen in infrared.