Cyclone Center Talk


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    what is this? very disorganized


  • peterthorne by peterthorne moderator

    Hi there,

    this looks fairly typical of either an early or a struggling storm. In this case I would say that the land is causing disturbance to the flow and also triggering local convection. So, it does look rather like a multicolor mess. There is some structure / curvature coming in from NE quadrant and I would say that was dominant and classify either as weakest embedded with center under the white dot between the islands or second weakest curved band. Either would come out at about the same intensity. So long as you give your best shot and don't go wild and classify this as a strong eye-storm you'll do great. And we get 10 independent takes on each image before we retire it. This helps us get at uncertainty, which will be considerable for an image such as this, and will enable cool science down the line ...