NOAA42 P3 aircraft is taking off to fly into Tropical Storm Cristobal

NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter P3 aircraft is ready to take off to fly into Tropical Storm Cristobal this morning. Take off time is scheduled for 2AM Eastern out of MacDill Air Force Base. Below is the proposed 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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