Quote: this is what's amazing on forums like this and makes it so interesting, Kevin sees something entirely different than what I see... not says he right nor wrong, guess we both are looking at different sources and seeing something different...and that's fine by me.. here's the loop that gave me the impression that Irene was getting some northerly component in its motion... moving WNW IMO
I think the difference is in the loops that we are watching. I was watching the motion on the IR section of the storm floater. Perhaps the elongation of the convection from e-w near the center is giving the impression of a westward motion.
The visible loop just lost sunlight, so I find that the "shadow" that sweeps across the image makes it more difficult to decipher.
At any rate, tracking centers and motion can be a bit difficult at night.
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