DISCUSSION: Over the past 5 to 6 days, the world has watched the Eastern Pacific Ocean heat up in terms of the collective tropical cyclone activity. The biggest story in this recent bout of tropical cyclone activity was the fairly swift intensification of Hurricane Fernanda. Moreover, during the majority of this period of time, Hurricane Fernanda managed to maintain an almost perfectly symmetric eyewall and overall storm relative outflow. Hence, it maintained its status as a powerful and symmetric tropical cyclone which had the potential to deliver major impacts to parts of western North America or small islands just offshore from western North America. However, Fernanda ultimately took a track which positioned it much further offshore (i.e., over the open waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean) and mitigated any land-based threats. To see the full loop shown in the video briefing above, click on the following link.
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