Forecast and Mission Science discussion – Aug. 15, 2010

Forecast for Tropical Areas of Interest Forecast Synopsis 1800 UTC 15 August 2010 Author: Rogers Summary: The same four systems from yesterday merit discussion today.  The remains of TD#5 (PGI29L) are moving toward the Gulf coast, with deep convection occurring south of the low-level center over water.  This system has some potential for redevelopment, depending …

Forecast and Mission Science Discussion – Aug. 14, 2010

Forecast for Tropical Areas of Interest Forecast Synopsis 1800 UTC 13 August 2010 Summary: The remains of TD#5 (PGI29L) remain over the Gulf coast states, with some potential for redevelopment if it moves back over water. PGI27L in the central Atlantic is forecast to move toward the west and the Caribbean, but it is in …

Forecast and Mission Science Discussion – Aug. 13, 2010

Forecast for Tropical Areas of Interest Forecast Synopsis 1800 UTC 13 August 2010 Summary: PGI29L (the remnants of TD#5) is currently located near the Mississippi/Alabama border about 150 km inland and appears to be drifting slowly to the northeast. Although surface observations suggest that this system may still have a weak closed surface circulation, most …

Hurricane Field Program Update … Wednesday, August 11, 2010 AT 11:30 PM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: Returned to MacDill AFB this evening with three HRD scientists aboard at about 9:40 PM EDT following completion of an IFEX mission in TD 5 (AL94) over the Gulf of Mexico. The follow-on missions in this system that were tentatively planned for Thursday, August 12, 2010, at 4 AM EDT (0800 …

Hurricane Field Program Update … Wednesday, August 11, 2010 AT 5 PM EDT

OPERATIONS NOAA P-3s NOAA-42: Departed MacDill AFB at 4 PM EDT (2000 UTC) for an IFEX mission in TD 5 (AL94) over the Gulf of Mexico. Follow-on missions are tentatively planned for Thursday, August 12, 2010, at 4 AM (0800 UTC) and 4 PM (2000 UTC) as long as the system remains of interest and …

HRD, NHC, and Naval Post-Graduate School scientists brief the media on IFEX/PREDICT/GRIP, 11 August 2010

HRD Director Frank Marks, along with Director Bill Read of the National Hurricane Center and Mike Montgomery  of the Naval Postgraduate School briefed the media about the 2010 NOAA Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX2010), NSF PRE-Depression Investigation of Cloud-systems in the Tropics (PREDICT), and NASA Genesis and Rapid Intensification Processes (GRIP) field projects and their relevance …