Cyclone Center Talk

Eye threshold

  • rayfix by rayfix

    Should the small white dot in the center of the blue be considered an eye or is it below the threshold of what an eye is?


  • cch001 by cch001 scientist

    This is an example of a strong #embedded-center pattern. The white dot indicates that the storm clouds are reaching great heights in the atmosphere there (higher clouds are colder). For an #eye-storm, the clouds in the middle should be warmer (lower) than the surrounding ring (yellow, orange, red, and or pink).

    In any case this is a fine example of a strong embedded center storm and is probably pretty close to having an eye.