DISCUSSION: As of earlier today, Tropical Cyclone Enawo continued to intensity offshore from the eastern coast of Madagascar. As it currently stands, Enawo is maintaining the equivalent intensity of a Category 4 hurricane across the central-to-eastern Pacific Ocean as well as across the Tropical Atlantic basin. As can be clearly seen in the recent animated infrared satellite imagery (courtesy of the Cooperative Institute of Meteorological Satellite Studies or CIMSS), this current tropical cyclone (as rare as it is to occur at this higher intensity offshore from eastern Africa and/or Madagascar) even has a clear and symmetric eye and eye-wall associated with the center of the circulation. Moreover, you can also see the brighter colored cloud tops which indicates the presence of the deeper thunderstorms wrapped tightly around the center of the circulation of Tropical Cyclone Enawo. Thus, Tropical Cyclone Enawo is a very powerful, symmetric, and well-organized cyclone with a plethora of energy is associated with it. Therefore, all those in the path of this incoming tropical cyclone should give it due respect and avoid remaining in the path of this powerful tropical cyclone if at all possible.
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