NOAA’s G-IV jet will fly over Tropical Storm Colin

The G-IV jet is scheduled to fly an eight-hour research mission early this morning taking off at 0600 UTC (2:00 AM Eastern) from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. The jet will fly around and over Tropical Storm Colin. Below is the proposed G-IV 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.