Hmm, they did say in the 11pm that the inner eyewall was finally giving up and the outer eyewall was beginning to contract.
No, but the latest recon indicates it has:
081 URNT12 KNHC 230338 VORTEX DATA MESSAGE A. 23/03:24:50Z B. 26 deg 10 min N 090 deg 19 min W C. 700 mb 2406 m D. NA kt E. NA deg nm F. 311 deg 107 kt G. 219 deg 018 nm H. 919 mb I. 11 C/ 3050 m J. 17 C/ 3044 m K. 15 C/ NA L. CLOSED M. C30 no mention of the inner eyewall here! N. 12345/ 7 O. 0.02 / 1 nm P. AF309 2018A RITA OB 17 MAX FL WIND 125 KT NW QUAD 01:50:40 Z INNER EYEWALL REMNANT VERY RAGGED FROM E-W
FLIGHT LEVEL WIND DATA AND RADAR OBSERVATIONS FROM THE AIR FORCE HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT INDICATE THAT THE CONCENTRIC EYEWALL CYCLE MIGHT BE NEARING COMPLETION. THERE IS NOW ONLY A SINGLE FLIGHT LEVEL WIND MAXIMUM AT A RADIUS OF ABOUT 20 N MI...ASSOCIATED WITH THE OUTER EYEWALL THAT THE AIRCRAFT RADAR INDICATE IS SLOWLY CONTRACTING... WHILE THE INNER EYEWALL CONTINUES TO DETERIORATE.
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