As Hurricane Matthew barrels closer and closer towards Florida and the Carolinas, some East Coast residents are beginning to fear the worst-case scenario.
Unfortunately for the superstitious among us, the Weather Channel’s Stu Ostro might have just provided a new reason to panic.
On October 4, Ostro shared a rather foreboding satellite image of Hurricane Matthew as it reached the island of Haiti that has since been retweeted nearly 500 times.
“Sinister-looking face of #HurricaneMatthew at landfall in #Haiti”,” wrote Ostro about the photo, which shows the weather pattern resembling a ghoulish black and white apparition, eerily grinning amidst a swirling sea of dark red.
And by the looks of the photo, sinister may be an understatement.In two subsequent tweets, Ostro reassured a few nonbelievers that the menacing image is, in fact, unaltered and also confirmed that the land mass in the visible frame is the Tiburon Peninsula in southwest Haiti.
NBC News reported that the Category 4 hurricane reached Haiti around 7 a.m. EST on Tuesday and recorded sustained winds of up to 145 miles per hour later that morning.
Although the impact Hurricane Matthew will have on the U.S. is still uncertain, if the storm is even half as ominous as he looks, then we have a serious cause for concern.