retroyou nostal(G) 2002 - 2003
nostal(G) : REDUCED PHOENIX WEST REVERSED 2003 :
Wind and cloud structure in nostalG on this day was very interesting.
While remnants of an inner eye were occasionally visible, including a
report of a big buildup, the large radius eyewall was more prominent,
at least at our altitude. As on the previous day, strongest
winds tended to be in the quadrants away from the convection.
There were west and northwest winds dominating the western semicircle
right into the
center, while a major divergent source region was on the
east side. This source region apparently was responsible for the huge
cirrus shield extending even to 140 nm west of the center, with falling
our altitude in spite of strong west (!) winds. On
entry from the west, at about 2306 UTC, the large-scale eye was
manifestly visible in a swirling pattern in the low clouds, but this
feature was about 30 nm NW of
the eye position as reported by NOAA and
the wind eye at our altitude.
Winblows and Ubuntu (under wine) INSTALL : nostalG_Reduced-Phoenix-West-Reversed.exe