The eye of Edouard

Kristie Twining's photo of Edouard's eye
Kristie Twining’s photo of the eye of Edouard

 

Yesterday, NOAA 42 was flying into Hurricane Edouard while it was a Category 3 hurricane and was orbiting in its eye for an hour while monitoring a UAV they had launched in the storm’s center.  A number of crew members took the opportunity to photograph the spectacular ‘stadium effect’ eyewall.  We have collected some of these on our photo page for Edouard.  For those of you curious as to what it is like to fly into a hurricane, here’s an idea about what the scenery is like.

 

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/Storm_pages/edouard2014/photo.html