Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 8 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: The P3 was tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma. […]

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NOAA continues to gather data in and around Hurricane Irma

It is Friday, Sept 8, 2017, and the NOAA hurricane hunters continue to fly and collect data. Every flight gives us up to date information on how powerful Hurricane Irma is. Today we have several flights scheduled. The G-IV jet and the P3 are already in flight gathering data.  The jet took off at 1:30 AM […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 6 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 will ferry back to the US. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30 PM ET) from Barbados. This flight will recover back in Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight. […]

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On our approach to Hurricane Irma

NOAA’s Hurricane hunter P3 aircraft is in flight and on its way to collect data inside Hurricane Irma. This eight-hour flight will gather atmospheric data that will go into NOAA’s weather forecast models. The flight took off at 4 PM ET (2000 UTC) from Barbados. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots on the flight […]

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The G-IV is set to gather data around Hurricane Irma today

NOAA’s hurricane hunter G-IV jet aircraft is set to take off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Barbados to fly around Hurricane Irma. This flight will gather data around Irma’s environment. Knowing the environmental conditions helps us better understand Irma’s future track and intensity. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots on the G-IV flight […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 5 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 flew a mission into Hurricane Irma tasked NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center. This Tail Doppler Radar mission took off around 1000 UTC (4 AM ET) from Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados. Three HRD scientists were on this flight. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff […]

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The hurricane hunter P3 aircraft takes flight into powerful Hurricane Irma

The NOAA42 P3 aircraft took off from Barbados at 4 AM ET (1000 UTC) this morning. It is on its way to gather critical data inside Hurricane Irma. This flight is tasked by NOAA’s EMC. They run NOAA’s weather forecast models and the data from this flight and the previous flights is going into the […]

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Two more flights into Hurricane Irma are scheduled for today

NOAA’s G-IV jet and the P3 will fly this afternoon. The G-IV will takeoff at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) and fly around Irma. While the jet collects data around the environment of Irma the P3 goes inside. The P3 is scheduled to takeoff from Barbados at 4 PM ET (2000 UTC. This is the […]

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