NOAA42 aircraft set to fly first flight of the season into Tropical Storm Arthur – July 2, 2014

The NOAA42 aircraft is scheduled to fly a Tail Doppler Radar Experiment into Tropical Storm Arthur at 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) this morning. NOAA42 will take off from MacDill AFB and recover eight hours later. Below is the proposed flight pattern. The numbers on the figure represent the turn points that the aircraft will make. 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.