By Brendan Loy
I confess I haven’t had much time to read up on Hurricane Alex today, but just visually, it looks like it is spinning itself into a tighter, more intense form just as it prepares to come ashore. That’s never good. Intensifying hurricanes are more volatile; higher gusts and such. But I’m talking through my hat on the particulars; it just LOOKS darn impressive.
UPDATE: It has, in fact, intensified; Category 2 now, 100 mph. Looks to me like it will keep strengthening, or at least “tightening,” until land interaction begins in a few hours.
This was posted via iPhone, incidentally. Photo is a cropped screenshot from Kitty Code’s Hurricane app.