Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, Sept. 21, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Thursday, 21, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV will ferry back to Lakeland, FL from Barbados. Friday, 22 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 is scheduled to fly into Hurricane Maria with a take-off time of 1:00 PM ET (1700 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL. Three HRD scientists will […]

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The G-IV jet flies again around Hurricane Maria

The jet will fly today and continue collecting data around Hurricane Maria. This flight is scheduled to take off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Barbados. Below is the flight track. The dots on the track indicate the dropwindsonde locations. The dropwindsondes measure pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction, twice a […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 20, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Maria. This flight took off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Barbados. No HRD scientists are on this flight. Thursday, 21, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV […]

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25th anniversary of Hurricane Iniki

Just a few weeks after Hurricane Andrew struck south Florida as a category-5 hurricane, the US suffered another devastating blow by a major hurricane, this time Hurricane Iniki in the Central Pacific Ocean.  The 1992 central Pacific season was especially active, with 11 storms in the basin, probably due to the concurrent El Niño event. […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 3 PM ET

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 19, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Maria. This flight took off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL and will recover in Barbados. No HRD scientists are on this flight. Wednesday, 20, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights […]

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The G-IV jet is in route to collect data around Hurricane Maria

NOAA’s Gulfstream hurricane hunter jet took off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL to fly around Hurricane Maria around 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC). The jet will collect data around Maria to learn more about the environment that surrounds it. Below is the planned flight track. This flight will land in Barbados. The dots on the […]

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40th anniversary of Hurricane Anita

On 16 August, 1977, a tropical wave moved off the coast of Africa.  It wasn’t until nearly two weeks later that the wave developed enough convection and a surface circulation, and was designated a tropical depression in the middle of the Gulf of Mexico.  The system slowly moved west-southwestward, but rapidly intensifying into a category-5 […]

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Tenth anniversary of Hurricane Felix

On 24 August, a tropical wave moved westward off the African coast, gradually becoming organized enough to become a tropical depression a week later almost 200 n mi east southeast of Barbados.  Within 12 h, it became Tropical Storm Felix about 60 n mi south of Barbados.  A period of rapid intensification commenced, and Felix […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS   Monday, 18 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Jose. This flight took off at 4 AM ET (0800 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. Two HRD scientists were on this flight. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around […]

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NOAA flights are scheduled for Hurricane Jose

We are near the peak of the Atlantic hurricane season and there are a few storms out there. The NOAA hurricane hunter aircraft are ready to fly today in and around Hurricane Jose. First up is the the G-IV jet. It is scheduled to take off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland Linder […]

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