The G-IV jet will fly around Matthew

NOAA’s G-IV jet is up and ready to fly around Hurricane Matthew. The jet will take off at 1:30 PM Eastern (1730 UTC) from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. Below is the proposed flight track today’s flight. The aircraft will collect data ahead of Matthew’s projected path and in the Gulf of Mexico. The dots indicate where the G-IV will launch dropsondes.