Originally posted by Regenmacher
Originally posted by orionthehunter
On the other hand though, I remember seeing some satellite pics as the storm approached land and I thought I saw what I have seen on some other
hurricanes just before landfall. I thought I saw a sudden hole appear in a section of the hurricane eyewall.
Looked like dry air intrusion to me, but the timing was remarkable. Saved Nola from more extenstive damage.
[edit on 1-9-2005 by Regenmacher]
This may be an old thread but i have noticed that many storms (katrina included) had very odd happenings prior to landfall (i.e rapidly weakening
This occured with Rita as well if i remember correctly and i remember reading about cloud seeding experiments that worked back in the late 50's or
60's where the results were very considerable.
The thing w/ Katrina was the sheer size and the amount of water she moved (from when the winds were very high and the long fetch) , the weakening at
land fall, spared Bourbon street and the French quarter from catostrophic winds (as well as other areas) but the weakening was to late to stop the
huge storm surge and pressure on the levees.
As far as creating storms or creating ripe conditions for them and intensifying them i think it is ENTIRELY POSSIBLE but somethng like this would be
"Above Top Secret", no matter how many people wish to laugh it off. I guess when one has no way to know if something like this is going on, one
route is to brush it off.