Major Hurricane Laura in Tropical Headquarters Posted August 27 Just now, Windspeed said: People are following the high DBZ band and that band only in reflectivity and thinking that is an open eyewall. It is not. You can see the precipitation field still connected. Again, you do not have to have a 360° azimuth 50 DBZ band to make an intense eyewall. There are clearly several regions on the south end where echoes drop below 20 dBz though. So the intense eyewall convection is fairly degraded down there. I'm not saying that recon will find this region completely devoid of convection and bright moonlight shining in, and these asymmetric eyewall structures are somewhat common in event intense hurricanes. All i'm saying is that this may but a damper on continued strengthening. But this seemed to have ignited a massive controversy.