Inside the Eye of a Hurricane

Posted by on Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The eye is a region of mostly calm weather at the center of strong tropical cyclones.

The eye of a storm is a roughly circular area, typically 30–65 km in diameter. It is surrounded by the eyewall, a ring of towering thunderstorms where the most severe weather occurs.

The cyclone's lowest barometric pressure occurs in the eye and can be as much as 15 percent lower than the pressure outside the storm.

In strong tropical cyclones, the eye is characterized by light winds and clear skies, surrounded on all sides by a towering, symmetric eyewall. 



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