Tropics Going Gangbusters While Danny Becomes A Category 3: Hurricane Hunters Busy

Eye on Weather

Hurricane Danny continues to take us on a roller coaster ride, and the NOAA hurricane hunters gave us an extra way to enjoy the ride this afternoon. Convection increased before noon, and the eye cleared out. NOAA reached the hurricane just in time to measure winds of more than 100 kts or 115 mph at the surface and a bit higher than that aloft. They decided to give us radar at just the right time and with the right storm. For a few hours we knew exactly what was going on under the cloud canopy as Danny reached category 3 status. Danny isn’t the only game in America’s eye. In fact, the US Hurricane offices are watching eight systems, providing forecasts in the form of both advisories and outlooks going out five days. Going from east to west with the systems that are numbered or named, here we go:

082115 Danny 2215z H3 IR early shear

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