Storm Hunter
(Veteran Storm Chaser)
Fri Sep 03 2010 05:09 AM
Re: Nice eye picture on Raleigh radar

Pretty picture above. If you take a look at the flhurricane radar images being recorded from MHX... You can clearly see IMO the vertical shear that started affecting Earl today. Run the loop faster then normal and look at the SW side of the storm... check out how theres a low level banding on the SW that doesn't match up with the wider echos on the west side of coc. The lower bands are spinning faster in, but don't match up with the coc as the storms moves NNE. Granted i know the earth is round and the beam from radar is shooting out... Makes it harder to explain, so maybe it may be easier for you to just take a look?

**just speed up loop after it loads... and watch the feeder bands on sw and west side***

Its pretty neat to see what appears to me to be a mid level jet (area of winds/dry air?) begin to disrupt the SW side of coc.

**see the a short video from Monday of Earl from the DC-8... note the flexing of wings in the eyewall at 38kft and the vortices in the eye... storm was north of Island Monday**
**NASA's version***

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