When everybody else is aiming to avoid a hurricane like Matthew, the Hurricane Hunters fly their aircraft right into the storm. The special division of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration posted a video showing their rough flight into Matthew's eye on Thursday.
The footage shows an impressive amount of turbulence as clouds swirl around outside the cockpit. If you're prone to motion sickness, you might want to skip viewing it. The plane finally breaks through into a calmer section of the fierce storm where blue sky appears through the mottled clouds.
The NOAA Hurricane Hunters and their aircraft play an important role in weather forecasting for these extreme storms. The planes act as flying meteorological stations, collecting firsthand data on wind speeds, temperature, humidity and pressure.
Hurricane Matthew was recently downgraded from a Category 4 to a Category 3 hurricane, but it's expected to continue hammering the US coast through the weekend after already causing extreme damage in Haiti in the Caribbean.