Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, October 17, 2014 11AM Eastern


Friday, 17 October 2014

G-IV: Is tasked for another synoptic surveillance mission around Tropical Storm Ana. The aircraft will depart Honolulu, HI at 1730 UTC and recover in Long Beach, CA about 8 h later.

NOAA43: Is tasked for the 1130 UTC reconnaissance center fix for Hurricane Gonzalo. The aircraft will depart St. Croix at 0830 UTC and recover in MacDill AFB about 8 h later.

Drifter buoy deployment:  A series of 10 drifting buoys will be deployed from an Air Force C-130 aircraft southeast of the Big Island of Hawaii, ahead of Tropical Storm Ana’s track. The launch is scheduled for the time between 1200 and 1600 UTC.

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