Laura’s Effects

Hurricane Laura slammed into Cameron, Louisiana a little after midnight today as a Category 4 hurricane. The peak wind (before the power and connections went out) at Lake Charles Municipal Airport just after 2 a.m. was clocked at 137 m.p.h. The National Weather Service Office there evacuated all employees earlier. It’s a good thing. Look what happened to the Lake Charles NEXRAD Doppler radar:

NOAA Hurricane Hunters were busy yesterday flying in and out of the eye to grab additional data. Here is a two-minute video taken by the crew as they went from the reasonably quiet eye and into the very turbulent eye wall:

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