Quote: MSNBC's photo of a hurricane that is beneath "Katrina" has one of the pinwheel-type eyes with several mini-rotations in it. On this forum, there was a brief mention of anular hurricanes which have eyes like that when Hurricane Katrina was a Cat 5. Is the photo actually of Katrina or did they borrow a photo from a previous Cat 5? I recall some amazing stadium eye views on visible sat of Katrina, but never the pinwheel.
I haven't seen the image but I suspect that it is an image of Isabel. Yes, Katrina was an annular hurricane for some of the time it was a Cat 5, and it did have vortices in the eye, but they were not that distinct from satellite images, and I am familiar with the photos of Isabel, where very symmetric vorticies were clearly visible. I am trying to remember when during this past ten mostly sleepless days, Katrina was annular, and I seem to remember that it was after she came out of satellite blackout, early early Sunday morning. Yes I think that is right because those images blew me away.
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