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The Eye of a Hurricane Illustrated in Data

These readings were recorded by NOAA’s data buoy 42058 in the Caribbean as hurricane Matthew passed directly over it. The dramatic drop in wind speed and air pressure shows exactly when the eye of the hurricane was recorded. You can understand how dangerous this sudden calm can be for people who don’t realize the other half is right behind it. -via MetafilterHurricane Matthew passed through Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and Cuba on Tuesday, causing massive damage, flooding, power outages, and killing at least six people.
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