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Hurricane Matthew Looks Like A Skull In Satellite Image

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Photos have documented the devastation Hurricane Matthew has wreaked on the Caribbean, but there's one image in particular that gives it an eerie face.

A recent infrared satellite image of the storm as it made landfall in Haiti bears an uncanny likeness to a skull with teeth.

Weather Channel senior meteorologist Stu Ostro tweeted the creepy graphic Tuesday.

Scientists use colours to show the most intense part of a storm, CNN meteorologist Judson Jones told the outlet. In this case, grey, red and black were picked.

Paul Meyer, who works as an atmospheric scientist with NASA's Earth Science Office, told CNN that the skull's "teeth" are cold convective clouds.

But meteorologist Matt Devitt with WINK News in Fort Myers, Fla. posted a slightly different infrared image Tuesday, showing the strongest part of the hurricane as pink, which makes it look a bit less sinister.

But the image is still terrifying — fitting for the damage the storm has, and could still, wreak.

The hurricane has been blamed for the deaths of at least 19 people in Haiti, according to NBC News. The storm also killed four people in the Dominican Republic, one person in St. Vincent and the Grenadines and one in Colombia.

The National Hurricane Center predicts that Matthew will pummel eastern Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas over the next few days, according to The Weather Channel. Flooding and strong waves are expected.

Hundreds of thousands have been ordered to evacuate their homes in Florida and South Carolina, according to BBC News.

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