Inside a Category 5 Hurricane

Hurricane Irma was upgraded to a category 5 hurricane Tuesday and has kept its strength throughout the day with winds up of 185 mph. Category 5 is the top end of the Saffir-Simpson Scale.

Hurricane hunters have been busy and will continue to be busy through the rest of the week with several flights through Hurricane Irma. The photo was taken from one hunter plane of another one flying through the eye of the storm on Monday.

The photos below are taken from the eye (center of the storm) Tuesday. The inside wall look like a the inside a stadium.

Here is the path of one of the planes this evening. The line through the storm shows the path the plane flew.

Here is link of frequently asked questions to the Hurricane Hunters. Click here.

 

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This post was written by Schnack on September 5, 2017

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