I looked at 4 different radar elevations and the top of the eye was small to begin with. Over the hour of looping the lower level eye appeared to have shrunk? to the same size as the upper eye area. This is unusual, as the top of the eye normally opens outward.
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Off the Trop. Weather Discussion-
HURRICANE FRANCES CENTER NEAR 18.3N 53.4W AT 29/0300 UTC MOVING
WNW 9 KT. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS ARE 115 KT GUSTS 140 KT.
ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 948 MB. SEE THE LATEST NHC
FORECAST/ADVISORY ISSUED UNDER AWIPS/WMO HEADERS
MIATCMAT1/WTNT21 KNHC OR MIATCMAT2/WTNT22 KNHC FOR MORE
DETAILS. FRANCE? CONTINUES TO TURN BACK TOWARD THE WNW. THE SHEAR REMAINS LOW AND THE SSTS REMAIN WORM ...AND ADDITIONAL
INTENSIFICATION IS EXPECTED TO OCCUR.
more ...WITH DRY AIR/SUBSIDENCE KEEPING THE REAMING GULF QUIET.
...AS THE RIDGE BEGINS
TO BUILD OVER THE MID-LATITUDES IT WILL BE A KEY PLAYER HOW FAR
WEST FRANCE WILL TURN.
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