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Capturing the Genesis of a Hurricane

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Aug. 26, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Friday, 26 Aug. 2016 NOAA43: Flew a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance in southeastern Bahamas. Take off was scheduled for 0600 UTC (2AM Eastern) to and from MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, FL. Four HRD … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 aircraft prepares to collect data in invest area AL99

The NOAA43 hurricane hunter aircraft will fly into the tropical disturbance located in southeastern Bahamas. The aircraft will take off at 2:00AM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The goal … Continue reading

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Its a second flight for NOAA’s P3 aircraft into AL99

The NOAA43 aircraft will fly again into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of Hispaniola. The aircraft will take off at 2:00PM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The science … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Thursday, 25 Aug. 2016 Global Hawk: The unmanned aircraft landed this morning at 1000 UTC (6AM) after flying over Tropical Storm Gaston. This flight is part of NOAA’s Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT) field campaign. It landed … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of Hurricane Faith

On August 26, 1966, Hurricane Faith brushed the Antilles with outer rain bands and gusty winds.  But Faith went into the record books not because of her destruction, but because of her long track.  Over 17 days, Faith tracked over … Continue reading

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft is ready for take off to fly into AL99

The NOAA43 aircraft is ready to fly into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of Hispaniola. The aircraft will take off at 2:00AM eastern time for an eight hour mission to and from MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL. The … Continue reading

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 11AM Eastern

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 24 Aug 2016 No flights are scheduled for today. Thursday, 25 Aug 2016 NOAA43: Is scheduled to fly a Genesis/Rapid Intensification Experiment research mission into AL99 – the tropical disturbance north of the Leeward Islands. Take off is scheduled … Continue reading

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130th Anniversary of Indianola hurricane

On August 20, 1886, a major hurricane struck Indianola, Texas, wiping out the city and altering the economy and history of the state. The storm was first detected 250 miles (400 km) east of Trinidad on the morning of Aug. … Continue reading

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25th Anniversary of Hurricane Bob

On August 19, 1991, Hurricane Bob brushed the tip of Long Island and came ashore in Rhode Island.  Although only a Category 2 hurricane at that time, Bob managed to rack up a sizable damage bill to become one of … Continue reading

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