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Posted at 7:30 PM ET, 10/18/2010

Marveling at Super Typhoon Megi

By Jason Samenow

* PM Update: A few shots at some showers *

Visible satellite images of Super Typhoon Megi on October 18. Top image is a contrast enhanced close-up of the image on the right in the series underneath it. Source: Naval Research Lab.

Much has already been written about Super Typhoon Megi, the strongest tropical cyclone to hit a mass of land on the planet since Hurricane Dean in 2007. The one time Category 5 storm exhibited amazing satellite features prior to landfall

See the sequence above just before Megi swept across the northern Philippines. The top image is a close-up of the third image in the series beneath it. I enhanced the contrast a bit so you can look-in at the structure of the spiral bands surrounding the eye and inside the eye itself.

By Jason Samenow  | October 18, 2010; 7:30 PM ET
Categories:  International Weather, Tropical Weather  
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Let us who have not sinned in online postings cast the first correction, but in the first sentence of the second paragraph, sweeped --> swept.

Posted by: JerryFloyd1 | October 18, 2010 10:17 PM | Report abuse

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