Oct 2018 – Sinaloa, MEXICO – Cat 3
On my list for 2 reasons: 1) My best data work: I planted 3 devices along coast to sample inner core from all sides. 2) A true CHASE: I drove into eyewall to ensure I penetrated eye—stupid yet totally exhilarating. ❤️
Sep 2014—Cabo San Lucas, MEXICO—Cat 3
The worst in history of Los Cabos, ODILE struck with unprecedented ferocity. I got the message when I found myself diving under a desk, my legs bleeding, terror in my heart, as our hotel lobby exploded around us.
Sep 2017—Palmas del Mar, Puerto Rico, USA—Cat 4
Near beach, just N of exact center of eye, I had front-row, daytime look at jaw-dropping power of 6th-strongest hurricane in US history—& Puerto's Rico's most cataclysmic impact in almost a century. Boom!
Oct 2018—Callaway, Florida, USA—Cat 5
MICHAEL smashed midsize American city with terrifying power. Memories of the chase: frantic relocation just minutes before eyewall, explosion of destruction, sunshine in eye... & perfect pressure trace of inner core.
Oct 2015—Jalisco, MEXICO—Cat 4
Offshore it was strongest cyclone in history. Still a beast when it screamed ashore, tiny but extremely violent 'cane did most of the damage in 15-minute burst following passage of pinhole eye. Weird, freaky, scary storm.
Jul 2016—Taitung City, TAIWAN—Cat 3
The Taiwanese build for typhoons, so it takes an *extremely* intense one to do major damage in Taiwan—like NEPARTAK. Core passed over downtown Taitung, destroying buildings, rolling cars, & swaying high-rise towers.
Sep 2019—N Luzon, PHILIPPINES—Cat 5
Big Cat 5 roared into remote Luzon jungles in dead of night. My crew & I chased it in darkness until it was too dangerous. Just missed eye but penetrated—& documented—concentric outer & inner eyewalls. Wild ride.