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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 12:47 PM

Ian is not weakening and it's crawling

Radar images from Tampa showing the eye taking on a hexagonal shape (to hard to explain why) but we see this with very powerful storms like Michael and Harvey along with multiple meso vortices in the eye. All signs of the eyewall winds are making it to the surface.

Latest VDM. Bolded shows this thing is still rocking, thats quite a temp spread...

Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC)
Transmitted: 28th day of the month at 17:46Z
Agency: United States Air Force
Aircraft: Lockheed WC-130J Hercules with reg. number AF98-5307
Storm Name: Ian
Storm Number & Year: 09 in 2022 (flight in the North Atlantic basin)
Mission Number: 29
Observation Number: 04

A. Time of Center Fix: 28th day of the month at 17:17:30Z
B. Center Fix Coordinates: 26.51N 82.41W
B. Center Fix Location: 35 statute miles (57 km) to the WSW (256) from Fort Myers, FL, USA.
C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,581m (8,468ft) at 700mb
D. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 938mb (27.70 inHg)
E. Dropsonde Surface Wind at Center (Undecoded): NA
F. Eye Character: Closed
G. Eye Shape & Diameter: Circular with a diameter of 34 nautical miles (39 statute miles)
H. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind Inbound: 113kts (130.0mph)
I. Location & Time of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind Inbound: 13 nautical miles (15 statute miles) to the N (352) of center fix at 17:12:30Z
J. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 102 at 135kts (From the ESE at 155.4mph)
K. Location & Time of the Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 15 nautical miles (17 statute miles) to the NNW (347) of center fix at 17:11:30Z
L. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind Outbound: 121kts (139.2mph)
M. Location & Time of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind Outbound: 15 nautical miles (17 statute miles) to the SSE (152) of center fix at 17:22:30Z
N. Maximum Flight Level Wind Outbound: From 226 at 136kts (From the SW at 156.5mph)
O. Location & Time of the Maximum Flight Level Wind Outbound: 17 nautical miles (20 statute miles) to the SSE (152) of center fix at 17:23:00Z
P. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 9C (48F) at a pressure alt. of 3,059m (10,036ft)
Q. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 22C (72F) at a pressure alt. of 3,050m (10,007ft)

R. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 12C (54F)
R. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available
S. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature
S. Fix Level: 700mb
T. Navigational Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles
T. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile

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Ferrets are Cool Sep 28 #1
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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 01:01 PM

1. The aftermath of this storm is going to be mindboggling.

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Wed Sep 28, 2022, 01:03 PM

2. Hexagon shaped eyes look really weird

On Neptune there are hexagon shaped vortices on the poles there. Wonder if its a similar sort of atmospheric phenomena working regarding hexagon shapes on both planets?

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