The P3 aircraft is on its way to fly into Karl

NOAA43 took off around 2AM this morning to fly into Karl. The P3 continues to gather weather data in Karl. The data collected is used by the forecasters at the National Hurricane Center. It also goes into the computer weather models to better predict the track and intensity of Karl. The P3 flies missions back to back to gather data continuously. Below is the proposed flight tracks. 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.