Hurricane Omar has been an interesting storm and shows how quickly these storms can change. It looked pretty good on satellite yesterday, with deep convection. Early this morning, its intensity peaked at almost category four. I really would’ve never expected that. They plane this morning reported hail and couldn’t get into the entire storm due to extreme turbulence. The National Hurricane Center estimated the storm peaked at category 4 status.
Things change and now the storm is not down to 85 miles per hour with the convection pretty much gone from the center of the storm. And the center is now exposed on visible satellite pictures, It’s amazing how quickly things can change. This weakening has pretty much happened in just an eight-hour period of time.