Our planned flights into Hurricane Irma for this afternoon

We have two additional flights set to take off this afternoon to sample Hurricane Irma. First up is the G-IV hurricane hunter jet. The jet flew earlier this morning and it will fly again taking off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. Below is the planned flight plan with dots indicating the dropwindsonde launch […]

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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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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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Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Monday, 4 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 flew a mission into Hurricane Irma tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center. This Tail Doppler Radar mission took off around 0900 UTC (3 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. […]

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft is set to fly into Irma

This is the second flight in the series of flights into Hurricane Irma. NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center is interested in data from these flights and has tasked a series of them. The P3 will depart from Barbados at 3 AM (0900 UTC) to fly into Hurricane Irma. The data collected will go into the numerical […]

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Up and away! NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft begins flights into Irma

The NOAA42 P3 aircraft begins a series of flights into Hurricane Irma. This flight tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center departed from Barbados around 3 PM (1900 UTC) to fly into Hurricane Irma. The data from this eight-hour flight will go into the numerical weather prediction models. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Sunday, 3 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The jet will ferry down to the islands to prepare for future flights around Hurricane Irma. NOAA42: The P3 is tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma. Takeoff is scheduled for 1900 UTC (3 PM ET) from Grantley Adams International Airport, Barbados. Two HRD […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 2, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 2 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 will ferry from Lakeland, FL to Barbados to prepare for upcoming flights into Hurricane Irma. G-IV: No flights are scheduled. Sunday, 3 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The jet will ferry down to the Caribbean to prepare for future flights around Irma. NOAA42: The P3 is tasked by NOAA’s […]

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NOAA’s P3 hurricane hunter aircraft gathers critical data in Hurricane Harvey

The P3 is scheduled to depart from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL at 10 AM (1400 UTC) to fly into Hurricane Harvey. This flight is tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center. The data from this eight-hour flight will go into the numerical weather prediction models. Below is the proposed flight track. The dots […]

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Wheels up for NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter P3 aircraft and headed to fly into Harvey

NOAA42 continues to gather critical data as it flies into Harvey. The aircraft took off from the Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, Lakeland, FL around 10 PM (0200 UTC) for a nearly eight-hour mission. NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center is using this data for our forecast models to improve the prediction of the track and intensity of Harvey. […]

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