Here’s What It’s Like to Fly Inside the Eye of Hurricane Dorian


View inside the eye of Hurricane Dorian captured by Air Force Capt. Garrett Black Monday. (Photo Credit: Garrett Black / Twitter)

As Hurricane Dorian pounded the northwest Bahamas as a Category 5 over the weekend causing devastation across parts of the islands, NOAA and the US Air Force captured footage from inside the eye of the monster storm.

Air Force Capt. Garrett Black, a meteorologist and hurricane hunter, shared imagery and footage captured while flying through Hurricane Dorian Sunday.

The eye of #Dorian

— Garrett Black (@GBlack22wx) September 1, 2019

In incredible photos and videos, the eye wall of Dorian is visible, with the sun shining brightly through a blue sky.

“The storm itself, once we get into the eye, was incredible. It’s one really that I’ve never seen quite to that extent,” Black told CNN. “We had the giant cumulus towers surrounding us that gave us the same effect it felt like we were sitting in the center of a football stadium. Then we could also see the water at the surface and see how calm it was directly below us but could see off in the distance how large the waves were.”

Chasing in the eye of #Dorian

— Jordan Sun (@jordan_sun20) September 2, 2019

On Monday, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, an Air Force Reserve unit located at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi., also flew into Hurricane Dorian to gather weather information.

The data they gather is used by the National Hurricane Center for their forecasts.

And we’re back from our 10 hour mission into hurricane #Dorian!

✈️⛈?? Here’s our mission in about one minute.#ReserveCitizenAirmen #ReserveReady #403WG #WC130J #SuperHercules #WeatherReady #NWSNHC

— Hurricane Hunters (@53rdWRS) September 3, 2019

During a previous mission, on Sunday, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron also captured imagery from inside the hurricane which shows lightning flashing and illuminating the eye wall.

Want to see more awesome imagery?

To see more photos ? and video ? from of #ReserveCitizenAirmen and Hurricane #Dorian. ✈️⛈?? Click on the link at the comment below#ReserveReady #403WG #WC130J #SuperHercules #WeatherReady #NWSNHC @weatherchannel @NOAA

— Hurricane Hunters (@53rdWRS) September 1, 2019

Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas Sunday night and left catastrophic destruction in its wake, according to government officials.

As the hurricane stalled near Grand Bahama Island from late Sunday into early Tuesday, the storm also inundated large portions of that island with dangerous storm surge, reported.

VIDEO: “High storm surge with floating vehicles speaks volumes to the conditions on Grand Bahama Island. Hurricane Dorian is stationary and is a strong 140 mph killer storm.” H/t @DavidBegnaud

— News Breaking LIVE (@NewsBreaking) September 3, 2019

The satellite comparison below shared by ICEYE on Twitter shows what parts of Grand Bahama Island were underwater Monday. (The yellow lines show the coastline of Grand Bahama Island when the water level is normal, and roads are depicted in white). Darker shaded portions of the island within the yellow borders were still dry land while the turquoise color shows what areas were submerged by ocean water.

#HurricaneDorian has affected Bahamas heavily on Monday, with vast areas hit with #flooding, including the Grand Bahama International Airport, Freeport. ICEYE #SAR satellite image from 11:44AM local time. Please, stay safe! (Y: coastline. W: roads. Source: OpenStreetMap.)

— ICEYE (@iceyefi) September 2, 2019

Dorian is expected to move “dangerously close” to the Florida coast Tuesday night.

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