IMAGE OF THE DAY: The Eye of Category 5 Hurricane Dorian Captured By Hurricane Hunters
By Fox News // September 2, 2019
ABOVE VIDEO: Mandatory evacuations issued for the barrier islands of Florida for Hurricane Dorian.
(FOX NEWS) – In the center of Hurricane Dorian, the eye of the storm reveals just how powerful it is.
The National Hurricane Center said in a 5 p.m. ET Sunday advisory that Dorian was a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185 mph and it was moving west at 5 mph, located about 95 miles east of Freeport on Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas.
The storm made landfall at 12:40 p.m. in Elbow Cay and is located about 175 miles east of West Palm Beach, Florida.
Air Force and reconnaissance planes from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — known as the “hurricane hunters” — have been crisscrossing the “distinct eye” of Dorian, and discovered the hurricane has become “extremely intense with a stadium effect in the eye,” according to the NHC.
“Here’s a look at what scientists call the “stadium effect” inside the eye of #Dorian from @NOAA scientists,” the NHC said on Twitter. “This happens at times in very strong hurricanes.”
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INSIDE THE EYE OF HURRICANE DORIAN – #NOAA42 Kermit flies through Category 5 Hurricane #Dorian on 09/01/19 morning mission (credit: Ian Sears, NOAA). Forecasts and advisories at https://t.co/3phpgKMZaS, preparation tips at https://t.co/ZUC1oGAvw6 #FlyNOAA pic.twitter.com/iclEmItCtb
— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) September 2, 2019
— Latrae Rahming (@p0sitivechange) September 1, 2019
We’ve made it back home to Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi. Here’s a few photos from hurricane #Dorian
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— Hurricane Hunters (@53rdWRS) September 1, 2019
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