Hurricane Season Officially Starts Today

The 2011 hurricane season officially starts today. I ran across this photo from a hurricane hunter flight and wanted to bring it to you. The brave crews of these flights describe the view inside the eyewall as similar to what one would see in a stadium. I believe this photo, from Hurricane Katrina,  illustrates it well.

NOAA photo via Wikipedia

You can better picture the crew’s perspective while in the eye with this simulated view of Katrina from space using this weather satellite image.

We owe a lot to the hurricane hunters. Without them, our forecasts and warnings would be much less accurate.

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