DISCUSSION: As of much earlier this morning, one of NOAA's Hurricane Hunter reconnaissance aircraft was on a mission as it flew through the heart of Hurricane Matthew. As shown in the image below, they had a gorgeous view of the core circulation of Hurricane Matthew as shown in the image above (i.e., by way of the on-board radar technology which allowed them to get a "first-row seat" in looking at this structurally-sound tropical cyclone. Note how you can see the crystal-clear eye near the center of their on-board radar display which was also evident on real-time satellite imagery earlier today. As clear as the eye was and still is in association with Hurricane Matthew, this is very common of intense hurricanes (i.e., hurricanes of Category 3 or higher).
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