NOAA43 P3 aircraft set to fly into Bertha

NOAA43 will fly today early in the morning into Bertha. Take off is planned for 2AM from Ft. Lauderdale, FL. The P3 aircraft will fly a research mission to examine the impact of wind shear on the storm. They will recover eight hours later in MacDill AFB. This will be the last flight of the series into Bertha for the NOAA Hurricane Hunters. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots on the flight track 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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