NOAA plane flies into the eye of the Hurricane Lane
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory fly a scientific mission into the eye of Hurricane Lane.
As the Hurricane Lane continues to churn towards Hawaii packing maximum sustained winds of 155 mph, scientists collect data about the storm provided a dramatic look from the inside on Tuesday.
Video taken on Monday by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft shows the moment the scientists enter the eye of the storm when it reached Category 5 intensity with winds of 160 km / h.
In photos released by the NOAA, the phenomenon known as “stadium effect” can be seen in the eye of the Hurricane Lane.
A phenomenon known as “stadium effect” can be seen in the eye of the Hurricane Lane on Tuesday.
The phenomenon is like the eye of the storm looks like a sports arena, with a small opening, looking for the “stadium” below.
Just landed safely in #Hawaii. Video of the eye of Category 5 #HurricaneLane just before sunset. It is a heavy and dangerous storm – make sure to listen to the community’s emergency managers and stay prepared and safe. pic.twitter.com/xZjK9E0min
— Lisa Bucci (@lbucci45) 22 August 2018
“It is a heavy and dangerous storm – make sure to listen to the community’s emergency managers and stay prepared and safe,” said Lisa Bucci, a scientist at the NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter.
HAWAII BRACES FOR HURRICANE LANE, AS OFFICIALS SAY THAT THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH SHELTERS FOR EVERYONE,”
As of Wednesday, the National Weather Service said that Hurricane Lane is a Category 4 storm with maximum sustained winds near 155 km / h, and is located 340 kilometers southwest of Hilo while moving northwest at 9 km / h.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) WP-3D Orion (#Kermit, N42RF) and the crew is hard at work flying in and around #HurricaneLane. Check out some of these spectacular photos of one of the mission flights. pic.twitter.com/ozbzfj57LH
— NOAA-Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) August 21, 2018
A hurricane warning is in effect on Hawaii’s Big Island and Maui, while a hurricane watch was issued for the island of Kauai.
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