Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Thursday, 7 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 0530 UTC (1:30 AM ET) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. Friday, 8 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a …

An early morning flight for NOAA’s G-IV jet around Hurricane Irma

NOAA's hurricane hunter G-IV jet will continue to gather data around Hurricane Irma. It is scheduled to take off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in LA at 1:30 AM ET. The data collected will go into the NOAA weather models. The data is also used by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). It is …