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Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED!
      Mon Sep 03 2007 01:33 AM

I'm Majorly Impressed, pun Intended.

In my last post at 8am EDT, when Felix was still at Cat 2, I surmised that I might wake up to a Cat 3. (I'm 6 hours behind Florida.)

But it was already an impressive Cat 4. And now, a mere 12 hours after that post, we have a very intense Cat 5! that shows no signs of slowing in it's intensification.

If memory serves me, we had just another 'ho-hum' Invest-94, just east of the Caribbean, that most models were not even picking up on, let alone prognosticating a full-blown massive Category 5 Hurricane in just over 50 hours!

I'm a little surprised by the central pressures all along with this storm. Felix went from TD-6 to a Cat 1 hurricane in 27 hours, with a drop of *only* 15 millibars. Hmmm ... How is this possible?

And the most current dropsonde reports back 936mb, which 'normally' equates with a low-end Cat 4. Cat 5's 'start' at around 920mb and lower.

Usually, the pressures drop first and the winds follow suit. Here, it would appear that Felix is displaying the opposite. And Mike has mentioned that the radius of Hurricane force winds only extend out 25 miles or so, which seems to many of us rather unusual.

I'm wondering if these two peculiarities are related or intertwined in some way? Feel free chime in and add your thoughts on all this, please. This is very curious to me. We still have much to learn about rapid intensification! ala 'Charlie' and 'Flossie', etc.

Felix is awesomely impressive in itself, but the fact it really roughed up the Recon crew to the extent that they had to abort their mission speaks volumes.

Not in my memory of watching storms over many years, do I recall a Recon team that had to call it quits and retreat to homebase with a dented plane from the graupel blasting and a shaken crew from the extreme turbulence.

I think Felix may well have a few more tricks up his sleeve, which will be played out for all the world to see, in the coming days. Hold on for *this* ride, and pray that the ridge remains intact!

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* Watching Category FIVE Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia MikeCAdministrator Mon Sep 03 2007 01:33 AM
. * * Re: Vortex LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 09:18 PM
. * * Re: Vortex scottsvb   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:32 PM
. * * Re: Vortex nc_tropical_wx79   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:42 PM
. * * Re: Vortex LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:13 PM
. * * Re: Vortex doug   Mon Sep 03 2007 01:57 PM
. * * Re: Vortex Random Chaos   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:35 PM
. * * Re: Vortex LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:30 PM
. * * Re: Vortex Random Chaos   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:21 PM
. * * Re: Vortex dem05   Mon Sep 03 2007 08:56 AM
. * * Re: Vortex Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 07:04 AM
. * * Re: Vortex Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 06:16 AM
. * * Vortex danielwAdministrator   Mon Sep 03 2007 06:10 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 05:53 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion ltpat228   Mon Sep 03 2007 05:51 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 05:44 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion Random Chaos   Mon Sep 03 2007 05:40 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 05:31 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion typhoon_tip   Mon Sep 03 2007 05:03 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion Random Chaos   Mon Sep 03 2007 04:55 AM
. * * Re: NHC Discussion LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 04:11 AM
. * * NHC Discussion danielwAdministrator   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:44 AM
. * * Area off the GA Coast danielwAdministrator   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:41 AM
. * * Re: Felix typhoon_tip   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:40 AM
. * * Re: Felix Clark   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:32 AM
. * * Re: Felix JY381   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:27 AM
. * * Re: Felix flahurricane   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:17 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! typhoon_tip   Mon Sep 03 2007 03:02 AM
. * * Re: Felix typhoon_tip   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:55 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:50 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! lunkerhunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:48 AM
. * * Re: dvorak keeps changing weather999   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:48 AM
. * * Re: Felix Clark   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:47 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! Thunderbird12   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:38 AM
. * * Felix danielwAdministrator   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:37 AM
. * * Re: dvorak keeps changing Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:36 AM
. * * dvorak keeps changing LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:29 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:14 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:13 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! Random Chaos   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:03 AM
. * * annular HanKFranK   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:02 AM
. * * Re: Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! weather999   Mon Sep 03 2007 02:00 AM
. * * Fierce Felix now at Cat 5 - Recon ABORTED! CoconutCandy   Mon Sep 03 2007 01:33 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia LoisCane   Mon Sep 03 2007 01:29 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 01:09 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Lysis   Mon Sep 03 2007 01:08 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia typhoon_tip   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:56 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia punkyg   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:47 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia MikeCAdministrator   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:45 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:35 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia typhoon_tip   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:32 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Storm Hunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:32 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Thunderbird12   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:11 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia lunkerhunter   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:04 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia flahurricane   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:03 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia weather999   Mon Sep 03 2007 12:02 AM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia CaneTrackerInSoFl   Sun Sep 02 2007 11:57 PM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia LoisCane   Sun Sep 02 2007 11:23 PM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Thunderbird12   Sun Sep 02 2007 11:21 PM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia nc_tropical_wx79   Sun Sep 02 2007 11:18 PM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia weatherguy08   Sun Sep 02 2007 11:06 PM
. * * Re: Watching Category 4 Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia allan   Sun Sep 02 2007 10:42 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia weatherguy08   Sun Sep 02 2007 09:47 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Clark   Sun Sep 02 2007 09:47 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia HanKFranK   Sun Sep 02 2007 09:09 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Thunderbird12   Sun Sep 02 2007 09:05 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia allan   Sun Sep 02 2007 09:03 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia flahurricane   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:53 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia DougBaker   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:48 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Storm Hunter   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:31 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia typhoon_tip   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:22 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia StrmTrckrMiami   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:21 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia danielwAdministrator   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:19 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Lee-Delray   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:18 PM
. * * Re: what about the system off the Georgia coast? StrmTrckrMiami   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:17 PM
. * * Re: what about the system off the Georgia coast? typhoon_tip   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:17 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Climate Aficionado   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:13 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Raymond   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:11 PM
. * * what about the system off the Georgia coast? vineyardsaker   Sun Sep 02 2007 08:05 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia StrmTrckrMiami   Sun Sep 02 2007 07:42 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia typhoon_tip   Sun Sep 02 2007 07:38 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Random Chaos   Sun Sep 02 2007 07:19 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Storm Hunter   Sun Sep 02 2007 07:05 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia typhoon_tip   Sun Sep 02 2007 05:54 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Random Chaos   Sun Sep 02 2007 05:54 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia flhurricane   Sun Sep 02 2007 05:51 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia cieldumort   Sun Sep 02 2007 05:49 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Random Chaos   Sun Sep 02 2007 05:03 PM
. * * Re: Watching Hurricane Felix and Area off Georgia Raymond   Sun Sep 02 2007 04:54 PM
. * * Re: Felix Strengthens to Solid Cat 2 Hurricane scottsvb   Sun Sep 02 2007 04:23 PM
. * * Re: Felix Strengthens to Solid Cat 2 Hurricane Ron Basso   Sun Sep 02 2007 04:04 PM
. * * Re: Felix Strengthens to Solid Cat 2 Hurricane Beaumont, TX   Sun Sep 02 2007 02:26 PM
. * * Felix Strengthens to Solid Cat 2 Hurricane CoconutCandy   Sun Sep 02 2007 12:00 PM

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