Notes for pictures:
1. Water Dragon - Don't see it? turn head slightly to right and it is sucking in air off Nicaragua and Honduras now. Comin in slow - comin in strong. Note the many arms and HUGE center formation.
2. Lisa Is Cool - Her Winds May Still Be Low Enough to Evacuate the Islands THe islands are the white outlines in the east side of the center completely dwarfed by Lisa. From the wreckage of the 2 day battle with a cold front Lisa built a cool heat engine: Anti-cyclones create feed forward systems into reserves at top - lower arm is growing down. Lisa feeds back center exhaust back into herself at the lower edge keeping her temperature stable and not losing any water while in this sketchy state and growing. Mound at top in the crook of the north arm skips foggy tornados of extra stuff outside of North arm where it feeds back and also forms buffer/reserve. Click to see movie. Again, movie was made with the excellent tools at the University of Wisconsin CIMSS Tropical Storm Site... they can see inside hurricanes!
3. Third time is the charm - Lisa had epic fail 9/18 (more later), incubated 9/19, grew into a storm and ran right into a cold front 9/20 (Another epic fail!). Fought the cold front for 2 days till she was down to nothing last night and made this today - all setup by all those past efforts. Lisa has been drawing in the air off West Africa for 5 days now - she has an epic convergence field of moist tropical air. Look Out! This is just the center - it's a thousand miles long and it's growing!!