DISCUSSION: As Hurricane Nicole made its final approach towards the island nation of Bermuda, there was a great opportunity for excellent scientific research upon the eye of this very intense hurricane moving ashore. Here is the text bulletin released by staff working for the Bermuda Weather Service:
"Here is a video of the Bermuda Weather Service (BWS) making history as they launch a weather balloon (radiosonde) into the eye of category 3 hurricane Nicole at around 12:00 PM AST on 13 October 2016. Though it is quite windy throughout the video; despite the eye being overhead at the time, there were many consistent reports of the tree frogs being very "happy" as they were singing loudly. In addition, the forecasters at the BWS were also reporting plenty of salt spray being suspended in the air like a fog.
Note: this was also done in the eye of Gonzalo 2 years ago as it downgraded from Cat 3 to 2 and became extra-tropical (meaning it lost most of its tropical characteristics and became more like a mid-latitude or 'regular' low pressure system) overhead."
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~Meteorologist Jordan Rabinowitz