Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Aug. 29, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Monday, 29 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Completed an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Disturbance Nine (TD9).This means that the National Hurricane Center requested this flight. Take off was at 0430 UTC (1230AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into TD9. Take off is scheduled for 1700 UTC (1PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled for a flight taking off at 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. The goal is to fly over TD9 and TD8. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

Tuesday, 30 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into TD9. Take off is scheduled for 0430 UTC (1230AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land around 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at:http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Sunday, 28 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into AL99, the tropical disturbance located in the Florida Straits. This means that the National Hurricane Center requested this flight. Take off is scheduled for 1700 UTC (1PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Monday, 29 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is tentatively scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 0430 UTC (1230AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled for a flight taking off at 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at:http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Saturday, 27 Aug. 2016

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land in NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. around 6PM Eastern after flying over Gaston. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

NOAA43: Was scheduled to fly a Genesis Experiment research mission into AL99 the tropical disturbance located south of Andros Island in the Bahamas with a take off time of 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern). This mission is cancelled.

Sunday, 28 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is tentatively scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

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Capturing the Genesis of a Hurricane

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Friday, 26 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Flew a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance in southeastern Bahamas. Take off was scheduled for 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists were on this flight. The 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) flight was cancelled for today.

Global Hawk: The unmanned aircraft is scheduled to fly over AL99 and Gaston. Take off is scheduled for 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

Saturday, 27 Aug. 2016

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land in NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. in the afternoon.

NOAA43: Is tentatively scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

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NOAA’s P3 aircraft prepares to collect data in invest area AL99

The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly into the tropical disturbance located in southeastern Bahamas. The aircraft will take off at 2:00AM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The goal is to collect data in and around the tropical disturbance. Below is the flight track. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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Its a second flight for NOAA’s P3 aircraft into AL99

The NOAA43 aircraft will fly again into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of Hispaniola. The aircraft will take off at 2:00PM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The science objective of this flight is just like the first flight: to collect data in the environment as well as the inner core of the disturbance. Below is the flight track. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, 25 Aug. 2016

Global Hawk: The unmanned aircraft landed this morning at 1000 UTC (6AM) after flying over Tropical Storm Gaston. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign. It landed at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

NOAA43: Flew a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of the island of Hispaniola. Take off was at 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. They successfully collected data around the system’s environment and in the core. This was the first flight of a series of flights. Four HRD scientists were on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Friday, 26 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of Hispaniola. Take off is scheduled for 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

NOAA43: Is tentatively scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: The unmanned aircraft is scheduled to fly over AL99. Take off is scheduled for 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign. It landed at the NASA Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

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For the latest information about tropical cyclones and other weather systems, please visit the NOAA/NWS/National Hurricane Center web site at: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov

To access updates on IFEX and other HRD activities via Facebook, Twitter, or RSS feed, check out the HRD home page at: http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd

To directly access updates on IFEX HFP Operations via our WordPress blog on the web, check the site: https://noaahrd.wordpress.com/category/ifex-hurricane-field-program/

DISCLAIMER: The above discussion is intended to provide a brief summary of recent and future HRD Hurricane Field Program Operations. Any use of this material beyond its original intent is prohibited without permission of the HRD Director. Media inquiries should be directed to Erica Rule (305-361-4541) or Erica.Rule@noaa.gov, Evan Forde (305-361-4327) or Evan.Forde@noaa.gov, Monica Allen (301-734-1123) or Monica.Allen@noaa.gov.

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50th Anniversary of Hurricane Faith

Track of Hurricane Faith 1966 (Unisys)

Track of Hurricane Faith 1966
(Unisys)

On August 26, 1966, Hurricane Faith brushed the Antilles with outer rain bands and gusty winds.  But Faith went into the record books not because of her destruction, but because of her long track.  Over 17 days, Faith tracked over nearly 8000 miles (12,700 km) of the Atlantic Ocean, from the deep tropics near the Cape Verde Islands, skirting the Greater Antilles, and recurving  over the north Atlantic to the icy coast of Norway.

At one point, the hurricane was considered as a candidate for seeding from Project STORMFURY, but its proximity to the Bahamas excluded it from experimentation.  Faith was responsible for four deaths at sea.

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft is ready for take off to fly into AL99

The NOAA43 aircraft is ready to fly into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of Hispaniola. The aircraft will take off at 2:00AM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The science objective of this flight is to collect data in the environment as well as the inner core of the disturbance. It will help us understand how storms develop (or not develop). This will be the first flight in a series of flights that will fly every 12 hours until the system makes landfall or dissipates. Below is the flight track. The dots on the flight track (shown in green) represent the aircraft turn points. The red dots in the figure show the locations that launch weather balloons twice a day while the purple dots are the locations that launch balloons once a day.

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