As mentioned in one of yesterday’s posts, Hurricane Gonzalo is beginning to bear down on Bermuda. According to the National Hurricane Center, Gonzalo’s maximum sustained wind speed is at 125 mph. This makes it a category 3 hurricane. One interesting thing was noted with some radar analysis of the storm.
It appears Hurricane Gonzalo has a few supercells rotating around the main hurricane. This is evident in some radar imagery from Bermuda. There have also been waterspouts seen in association with the Hurricane Gonzalo supercells. It is important to note that supercells are a fairly common occurrence during tropical systems. In fact, a majority of the time tornado watches are issued during the landfall of hurricanes in the US. Check out the Tweets below to see pictures and a radar loop.
— Greg Postel (@GregPostel) October 17, 2014
— Jeff Piotrowski (@Jeff_Piotrowski) October 17, 2014
— Reed Timmer (@reedtimmerTVN) October 17, 2014