The eye is a region of mostly calm weather found at the center of
tropical cyclones and is a well-recognized feature. It is usually
circular, typically 30–65 kilometers (19–40 miles) in diameter and
is at the cyclone's center of circulation. A cyclone's lowest barometric
pressure occurs in the eye, and can be as much as 15 percent lower than
the pressure outside the storm. In strong tropical cyclones, the eye is
characterized by light winds and clear skies, surrounded on all sides by
an eyewall, a normally symmetric ring of towering thunderstorms where
the most severe weather of a cyclone occurs. In weaker tropical
cyclones, the eye is less well defined, and can be covered by the
central dense overcast, an area of high, thick clouds that show up
brightly on satellite imagery. Weaker or disorganized storms may also
feature an eyewall that does not completely encircle the eye, or have an
eye that features heavy rain.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
New York City's Brooklyn Bridge opened as the longest
suspension bridge in the world at the time.
Princess Victoria Louise of Prussia married Prince Ernest
Augustus of Hanover; the occasion was one of the last great social
events of European royalty before World War I began.
A stationary front began over the central Caribbean Sea,
leading to severe floods that over two weeks killed dozens of people in
Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Jamaica.
The Israel Defense Forces began Operation Solomon, a covert
operation to bring thousands of Ethiopian Jews to Israel (evacuees
Wiktionary's word of the day:
2. The compartment that holds passengers on a dirigible, hot-air
balloon, or other aerostat; a gondola.
3. A separate streamlined enclosure mounted on an aircraft to house,
originally, an engine, and now also cargo or crew.
4. (archaic) The cockpit of an aircraft.
5. (by extension)
6. A hollow boat-shaped structure.
7. An enclosure housing machinery or a motor.
8. (electrical engineering) The part between the rotor and tower of a
9. (nautical) The submersed providers of buoyancy of a SWATH-hulled
10. (road transport) A streamlined enclosure on the body or dashboard of
a motor vehicle.
Wikiquote quote of the day:
I renounce war for its consequences, for the lies it lives on and
propagates, for the undying hatred it arouses, for the dictatorships it
puts in place of democracy, for the starvation that stalks after it. I
renounce war, and never again, directly or indirectly, will I sanction
or support another.
--Harry Emerson Fosdick
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