The GOES East satellite captured this visible image of Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea at 1845 UTC on September 29, 2016.
Located about 190 miles northeast of Curacao, Matthew is moving westward at approximately 17 miles per hour. This general westward motion is expected to continue, with some decrease in forward speed expected over the next couple of days. Reports from an Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that Matthew's maximum sustained winds have increased to near 75 mph with higher gusts. Gradual strengthening of the storm is expected during the next 48 hours.
Matthew can be seen in VIIRS True Color in NOAA View.