Hurricane Matthew Is Even Scary by Satellite

Storm resembles skull in infrared satellite image
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 5, 2016 8:14 AM CDT

(Newser) – An ominous "face" spotted in an infrared satellite image of Hurricane Matthew isn't likely to calm fears as the storm heads toward the US. Noticed by a Weather Channel meteorologist, the gray shape, sort of like a skull—though others say it resembles the Grinch—appeared to be grinning as the storm moved over western Haiti on Tuesday. Those battered by the storm probably weren't smiling: The storm has killed at least 11 people, per the Weather Channel: five in Haiti, four in the Dominican Republic, one in Colombia, and one in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. (Read more hurricane stories.)

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