NOAA’s G-IV jet will fly around Tropical Storm Cristobal today

The G-IV jet is scheduled to fly around Tropical Storm Cristobal this afternoon. Take off is scheduled for 1:30PM Eastern from MacDill Air Force Base. Below is the proposed flight track. The goal of this flight is to capture as much data as they can using the tail Doppler radar onboard. 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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