Storm Hunter
(Veteran Storm Chaser)
Mon Sep 03 2007 02:50 AM
Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED!


Felix may be peaking or close to peaking for now... there has been some definite warming of cloud tops in the CDO in the last hour or so. It'll be interesting to see what the next plane finds in there.

As Storm Hunter pointed above, the last plane lingered in the eye for several minutes after taking a beating in the eyewall. I don't know if there was any meteorological reason for that... it may have been a case of the recon crew regrouping in the relative calm of the eye.

I am going to post the flight path on the recon.... its kinda interesting to see.... they were still taking HDOB measurements... they went in from the NE to the SW... and i think they did about 7-9 circles in the center?... waiting on the 10pm... should be interesting! Honestly i think they were doing some research on something on the NE part of the eye.... just based on the flight path....

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