Plane in the eye of hurricane. NOAA's hurricane Dorian flights in pictures
As the category 5 hurricane Dorian heads for the US, the NOAA's hurricane hunter crew gets busy with the flights into the eye of the hurricane. Below, you can check out somewhat scary images NWS/NOAA/Air Force Hurricane Hunter recently shared on its social media channels.
Stadium effect inside the eye of Dorian
Here's a look at what scientists call the "stadium effect" inside the eye of Dorian from NOAA scientists. This happens at times in very strong hurricanes.
Lightning inside of Hurricane Dorian
Radar from the plane shows how the eye was not much larger than 5 nautical miles (that’s small!)
Look inside the clear eye of Dorian from the Hurricane Hunter P-3 Aircraft.
NOAA42's Hurricane Dorian morning flight, 30 August 2019
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Video that was taken from inside the eye of Hurricane Dorian on board NOAA42 "Kermit", 30 August 2019
Also, don’t forget to check out our hurricane Dorian coverage and the forecast, click here.