A Unique Radar Perspective on the Landfall of Hurricane Florence (Imagery Credit: Meteorologist William Churchill)
DISCUSSION: There is no doubt that #Florence has been firing up to no end on social media over the past several days, but there is more to this story "than meets the eye." What many people will often not consider when it comes to a given tropical cyclone landfall are some of the neater things which an individual can learn by simply observing air stream flow in the vicinity of a National Weather Service radar site. One such detail is how a dual-polarization radar system can identify key features associated with the approach and forward movement of a landfalling tropical cyclone. Attached above is a classic example in which a very clear and concise video briefing goes over one such topic to provide clearer insights into how Hurricane Florence could be seen and tracked via radar imagery as it slowly began to make its way across the state of North Carolina.
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