Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Sunday, 28 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into AL99, the tropical disturbance located in the Florida Straits. This means that the National Hurricane Center requested this flight. Take off is scheduled for 1700 UTC (1PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Monday, 29 Aug. 2016

NOAA43: Is tentatively scheduled to fly an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into AL99. Take off is scheduled for 0430 UTC (1230AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled for a flight taking off at 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) from NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

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