NOAA GOES-16 captured Tropical Depression 16 in the Caribbean Sea on October 4th, 2017. Tropical Storm Warnings have been issued for parts of Nicaragua and Honduras. According to the latest update from the National Hurricane Center (2:00 PM EDT) the depression is moving toward the northwest near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue today. On the forecast track, the depression should be nearing the coast of Nicaragua early Thursday, move across northeastern Nicaragua and eastern Honduras late Thursday, and emerge into the northwestern Caribbean Sea on Friday.
Created by our partners at the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, the experimental geocolor imagery enhancement displays geostationary satellite data in different ways depending on whether it is day or night. In daytime imagery (shown here), land and shallow-water features appear as they do in true-color imagery. Please note: GOES-16 data are currently experimental and under going testing and should not be used operationally.