Archive for the ‘Anticyclonic Circulation’ Category
I was out pulling weeds around 8 pm EDT at my home in Citrus County, Florida when I saw cirrus clouds moving along at a fairly good clip. After taking a few quick photographs, I went to my computer to confirm what I suspected I was seeing. I consulted both an up-to-date satellite visible loop and an infrared loop. Sure enough, the cirrus I was observing marked the outermost segment of an outflow band from hurricane Irene.
Here is a photo as I faced the WSW. (The gray clouds are little fracto-cumulus at a much lower altitude than the very high cirrus).
The graphic below shows the general direction of movement of both the inflow and the outflow of a hurricane in the northern hemisphere. This particular one is hurricane Ike of 2008.