Hurricane scientists observe Teddy as it undergoes extratropical transition

The NOAA Hurricane Hunters finished reconnaissance for Hurricane Teddy on September 22, taking off for their final flight at 5 AM EDT from Patuxent River, MA. Tasked by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), this mission focused on assessing the characteristics of Teddy's circulation in anticipation of tropical cyclone impacts in Atlantic Canada. AOML hurricane scientists provided … Continue reading Hurricane scientists observe Teddy as it undergoes extratropical transition

AOML scientists follow Hurricane Teddy up to Canada

GOES-16 visible imagery with 89-GHz microwave imagery overlaid on top. Credit: Naval Research Laboratory NOAA's Hurricane Hunters will continue reconnaissance for Hurricane Teddy on September 22 after one P-3 aircraft relocates from St. Croix to Norfolk, VA on Monday, September 21. This mission is at the request of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) to track … Continue reading AOML scientists follow Hurricane Teddy up to Canada

Major Hurricane Teddy missions provide unique dataset for AOML hurricane scientists

NOAA's Hurricane Hunters continue reconnaissance for major Hurricane Teddy, conducting numerous science experiments developed by AOML and its collaborators.  The two P-3 aircraft will take off from St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands at 10 AM and 6 PM EDT, respectively, on September 18 as tasked by AOML's Hurricane Research Division. AOML hurricane scientists will guide and … Continue reading Major Hurricane Teddy missions provide unique dataset for AOML hurricane scientists

NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct missions investigating Hurricane Teddy

AOML's Hurricane Research Division tasked the NOAA Hurricane Hunters to explore the atmospheric conditions associated with Teddy's development. AOML scientists providing support for P-3 and G-IV flights into Teddy plan to manage multiple objectives laid out in their Intensity Forecasting Experiment (IFEX).  Flight track planned for the NOAA P-3 mission into Hurricane Teddy. G-IV reconnaissance will continue on … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters conduct missions investigating Hurricane Teddy

AOML shifts its reconnaissance and research efforts to Hurricane Teddy, reviews Hurricane Sally data

AOML's Hurricane Research Division tasked all three NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft to perform science operations into Hurricane Teddy, now a category-2 tropical cyclone and still intensifying in the mid-Atlantic.  Operations into Teddy began yesterday with G-IV aircraft objectives defined in AOML’s  Synoptic Flow Experiment as part of NOAA's Hurricane Field Program. The G-IV took off for … Continue reading AOML shifts its reconnaissance and research efforts to Hurricane Teddy, reviews Hurricane Sally data

Hurricane Hunter flights continue into Sally and Teddy

NOAA's P-3 aircraft wrapped up their sequence of missions into Hurricane Sally prior to the system's eventual landfall along the central Gulf Coast. Tasked by the National Hurricane Center (NHC), its final flight took off on September 15 at 9:30 EDT from Lakeland, FL.  Hurricane scientists supporting P-3 missions into Hurricane Sally identified the location … Continue reading Hurricane Hunter flights continue into Sally and Teddy

Sally intensifies near the Gulf Coast as observed by NOAA reconnaissance

NOAA's G-IV and two P-3 Hurricane Hunter aircraft took off from Lakeland, FL, at 1:30 PM, 10:30 AM, and 4:30 PM EDT, respectively, on September 14th for continued missions investigating Hurricane Sally's circulation. Tasked by the Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), NOAA's P-3 aircraft each performed 4 passes through the system's center, observing the atmospheric conditions in all … Continue reading Sally intensifies near the Gulf Coast as observed by NOAA reconnaissance

NOAA Hurricane Hunters to Fly Multiple Missions into Tropical Storm Sally and Hurricane Paulette

A very active peak in this year's Atlantic hurricane season has prompted NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC), Environmental Modeling Center (EMC), and AOML's Hurricane Research Division to task NOAA's G-IV and both P-3 aircraft to investigate multiple storms in the Gulf of Mexico and mid-Atlantic. GOES-East Geocolor of the tropical activity across the Atlantic basin AOML … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Hunters to Fly Multiple Missions into Tropical Storm Sally and Hurricane Paulette

AOML Scientists Provide An Outlook for Potential Hurricane Research Flights

Today Hurricane scientists turned their attention to the area of storms in the tropical Atlantic, named Invest 95L.  They have tentatively planned to send the high-altitude jet Gulfstream-IV (G-IV) to St. Croix on Sunday, September 13 to begin sampling Invest 95L on Monday, September 14. Their provisional plan includes collecting measurements that address questions posed … Continue reading AOML Scientists Provide An Outlook for Potential Hurricane Research Flights

AOML Scientists Evaluate the Potential for Research in Tropical Storm Paulette

Each day hurricane scientists meet to discuss the viability of systems and the logistics needed to complete possible research goals.  In today's meeting, on Wednesday September 9, the scientists decided to wait one more day before making a decision to deploy to St. Croix or hold off for future opportunities.  Tropical Atlantic view from GOES-East showing … Continue reading AOML Scientists Evaluate the Potential for Research in Tropical Storm Paulette