Photos from our Hurricane Harvey operations

The Hurricane Research Division of AOML conducted a series of Tail Doppler Radar missions into Hurricane Harvey including when it was a Category-Four storm approaching the Texas coast.  While carrying out their duties, our scientists took photographs of the eye of the storm as well as of  those involved in the flights.  You can find …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 25, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 25 Aug. 2017 NOAA42: N42RF is flying an EMC-tasked Tail Doppler Radar mission into Harvey.  They took off around 1400 UTC (10AM ET) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL around. Four HRD scientists will be on this flight. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: No flights are scheduled. Saturday, 26 …

NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft gathers critical data in Hurricane Harvey

The P3 is scheduled to depart from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10 AM (1400 UTC) to fly into Hurricane Harvey. This flight is tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center. The data from this eight-hour flight will go into the numerical weather prediction models. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots …

Wheels up for NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter P3 aircraft and headed to fly into Harvey

NOAA42 continues to gather critical data as it flies into Harvey. The aircraft took off from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL around 10 PM (0200 UTC) for a nearly eight-hour mission. NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center is using this data for our forecast models to improve the prediction of the track and intensity of Harvey. …

NOAA’s G-IV jet is up in the air and headed to fly around Harvey

NOAA's hurricane hunter G-IV jet took off at 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. This eight-hour mission will collect data around Harvey and over the Gulf of Mexico (sampling the mid-level ridge in the upper atmosphere). The data collected will be ingested into our weather forecast models. The flight …

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Aug. 24, 2017, 11AM ET

OPERATIONS Thursday, 24 Aug. 2017 NOAA42: N42RF is flying an EMC-tasked Tail Doppler Radar mission into Harvey. This flight took off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL around 1400 UTC (10 AM ET). Four HRD scientists will be on this flight. NASA EPOCH-NOAA UAS Global Hawk: The Global Hawk landed at NASA’s Armstrong Research Flight Facility, Edwards, …

Engines are on for the P3 as it prepares to fly into Tropical Storm Harvey

NOAA's hurricane hunter aircraft is at it again. It is scheduled to depart from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10 AM (1400 UTC). This flight is tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center. This is the second flight in a series of flights. The data from this flight will go into the models …

The G-IV hurricane hunter jet continues to fly around Harvey

NOAA's hurricane hunter G-IV jet is gearing up for another flight. The jet will takeoff at 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) for a seven-hour flight. It will fly from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. The G-IV is unique because it can fly at high altitudes and collects data in the surrounding environment. This …

The NOAA P3 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly into Harvey

NOAA42 is ready for take-off for a seven-hour flight. This morning's flight was canceled due to mechanical issues. The aircraft is repaired and it is scheduled to depart from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10PM (0200 UTC). This flight is tasked by NOAA's Environmental Modeling Center. They are interested in a series of flights. …

25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida

In the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Category-Five Hurricane Andrew roared across southern Florida leaving behind a trail of devastation that stunned the nation.  Andrew was the first hurricane of this ferocity to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Camille in 1969, and repercussions of its landfall were felt in the world …