On May 10th, tropical storm Ana—the first named storm of this year’s North Atlantic hurricane season—made landfall along the Carolina coast. NASA scientists took the opportunity to observe the storm’s wind dynamics with one of their newest toys and produced this spectacular wind map while they were at it.
Clearly, this is a map of the Midwest. But what exactly is it showing us? Localized population densities? A hellmouth opening just south of La Crosse? Warning: The real answer might bug you out.