NOAA G-IV flies first operational synoptic surveillance mission north of Hurricane Guillermo

NOAA’s G-IV jet aircraft is performing its first synoptic surveillance mission of the year, north of Hurricane Guillermo, which is threatening Hawaii.  The aircraft took off from Long Beach, CA, at about 1730 UTC, and will recover after the mission about 7.5 h later in Honolulu.  Further missions are planned until Guillermo is no longer a threat to the islands.