Help with this image
I just want to confirm I reading this correctly.
Is this is an eye storm?
Also, are the surrounding clouds mostly hot?
Is this a strong storm because it is more yellow, orange, and red?
by peterthorne moderator
Its a definite eye storm. There is very strong symmetrical outflow illustrated by the two long spiral bands and a very well defined eye feature surrounded by cold high clouds. Given the satellite presentation this is likely a category 5 storm. Beautiful to look at but you wouldn't want to be anywhere near it.
by Knappster scientist
I agree with Peter here: Great image of a beautiful (and dangerous) storm.
The only thing I would add is that this has significant banding. It almost looks like two large bands one on the north side and another on the south side. The northerly one extends about the sidth of the storm so would be the maximum band amount.
Thanks for pointing this out!