Recon just went through eye! at 06:59:00Z 14.08N 75.30W
Waiting on vortex!!! winds didn't seem that too high on inbound... ... **air temp at 2,565 meters (~ 8,415 feet) was 78.8°F... recon did a weird flight path once in the eye... looks like they focused on the eastern part of the eye... and went out to the NE.. with what looks like the highest flt. lvl wind From 145° at 142 knots (From the SE at ~ 163.3 mph)
URNT12 KNHC 030730 VORTEX DATA MESSAGE A. 03/06:57:50Z B. 14 deg 02 min N 075 deg 19 min W C. 700 mb 2556 m D. NA kt E. NA deg 000 nm F. 325 deg 121 kt G. 223 deg 006 nm H. 936 mb I. 9 C/ 3051 m J. 26 C/ 3047 m K. 12 C/ NA L. CLOSED M. C10 N. 12345/ 7 O. 0.02 / 2 nm P. AF305 1006A FELIX OB 13 MAX FL WIND 155 KT NW QUAD 07:07:50Z
Pressure about the same... seems like felix may be getting close to an ERC.... Don't see double eyewalls, but pressure seems to have slowed down and eye is contracting...
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