(Weather Watcher)
Thu Aug 25 2011 09:35 PM
Re: Irene Forecast Lounge

Been watching this for days now ... just because. Irene is becoming pretty impressive for an East Coast storm. Hope folks in the NE are taking this seriously.

Looking at Atlantic Floater 2 IR RGB and a new eye has become quite clear, along with what appears to be near perfect northward movement. There appears to be good convection developing right around the new eye. The west side, however, looks a bit dry.
Melbourne long range Doppler radar shows the eye and western rain bands, but it's at the edge of range, so it looks a bit diffuse. Link for radar

Melbourne Radar

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