Contact: Rob Gutro
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
Caption: This visible image from NOAA's GOES-13 satellite shows Tropical Storm Maria approaching the Lesser Antilles in the Caribbean Sea on Sept. 9 at 10:45 a.m. EDT. Maria does not have the signature shape of a mature tropical storm, and appears amorphous. Hispaniola is to the left of the storm.
Credit: NASA/NOAA GOES Project
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