We continue to be very busy with Hurricane Dorian as it passes over the northern Bahamas and approaches the southeast U.S. coastline. NOAA42 will start by ferrying back to Lakeland from New Orleans to start another set of two-per-day missions. The plane will take off at 0800 CDT (1300 UTC) for the short trip back.
NHC continues to task NOAA49 for synoptic surveillance missions around Dorian. The next will depart New Orleans at 1230 CDT (0530 UTC) to sample the region around Dorian and the steering ridge to the northeast. The G-IV is schedule to land in Lakeland about 8.5 hour later.
This will be followed by another 8-hour EMC-tasked mission into Dorian. Takeoff will be at 1600 EDT (2000 UTC), round-robin Lakeland to Lakeland.
Flights are scheduled to continue Tuesday.
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