The projected path of Hurricane Florence has been a challenge for meteorologists to predict. What they call the “cone of uncertainty” has been exactly that. But that isn’t stopping scientists from trying to understand this monstrous storm.
Part of the hurricane data-gathering process includes the death-defying task of flying into the eye of the storm. “Belly of the beast” might be a more accurate description with a hurricane the size of Florence, but the center of it is deceptively calm.
This is a time-lapsed video of an NOAA WP-3D Hurricane Hunter flying through Hurricane Florence on September 10th: