NOAA’s P3 aircraft prepares to collect data in invest area AL99

The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly into the tropical disturbance located in southeastern Bahamas. The aircraft will take off at 2:00AM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The goal is to collect data in and around the tropical disturbance. Below is the 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.