Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS

Thursday, 1 Sept. 2016

NOAA43: Flew an NHC operationally tasked reconnaissance mission into Tropical Storm Hermine. This means that NHC requested this flight into the storm. Take off was at 0400 UTC (12AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Three HRD scientists were on this flight.

NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Landfall research mission into Tropical Storm Hermine. Take off is scheduled for 1800 UTC (2PM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Two HRD scientists will be on this flight.

Global Hawk: Is scheduled to land at 2200 UTC (6PM Eastern) at NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility, VA. The Global Hawk has been flying over Hermine and Tropical Depression Eight. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign.

Friday, 2 Sept. 2016

NOAA43: No flights are scheduled.

Global Hawk: Is tentatively scheduled for a flight taking off at 2200 UTC (6PM) from NASA’a Wallops Flight Facility, VA.

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