Saturday, June 04, 2011

The swirl.



There's a pretty interesting feature on the West Coast right now. At least I think so.

The storm we are getting is stalled, and will actually retrograde soon. So, it's just sitting there spinning. And it is sucking up dry air. Which is all that stuff that looks orangish. This is causing the storm to look like a hurricane on satellite. You can watch it here for probably a day or two.

See how it looks like it has an eye? Dry air has just wrapped around and eventually gotten into the center of the storm.

Bad news though, is that all these storms are eating the dry air spots that impede hurricanes. Dry air can completely kill a hurricane. And after all - this storm is heading East. So, that is going to suck for them.

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