Hurricane Ida has actually enhanced right into an effective Classification 4 tornado as it comes close to the shore of Louisiana today (Aug. 29), with astronauts hugging watch on the tempest from area. 

NASA astronaut Megan McArthur caught a collection of images of Storm Ida on Saturday while it was still a Group 3 tornado. Her images reveal a huge tornado spinning throughout the Gulf of Mexico as it birthed down on the southeastern shore of Louisiana, where it is anticipated to make landfall later on today.