NotoSans wrote:My personal thought is that Goni's first peak is stronger than the second peak. It doesn't mean that the second peak is not strong, just that the first peak is even stronger.
Eye temperature during the second peak oscillated between OW and WMG range, which is not a typical sign observed in "top typhoons" (See Nepartak, Megi and Meranti). In contrast, eye temperature during the first peak is persistently WMG, even reaching 20C+ range.
Of course, objective aids in the second peak indicate a stronger intensity, but the core and circulation during the first peak is very small that I doubt any objective aid can reasonably resolve the storm.
That's true, and while Goni's appearance was very good it was noticeably worse than Haiyan. Haiyan's CDO was basically entirely covered by CDG and the eye was significantly warmer