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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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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Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS   Sunday, 17 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Jose. Takeoff is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 is tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017, 3 PM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 16 Sept. 2017 G-IV: No flights are scheduled. NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. Sunday, 17 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Jose. Takeoff is scheduled for 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight. NOAA42: The […]

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HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Harvey – 1 September 2017

HRD researchers discussed the results from the four P-3, four G-IV, and one Global Hawk mission into Hurricane Harvey (23-25 August 2017). The agenda for the discussion was: Missions Overview (Paul Reasor) Science Discussions 20170824H1 TDR (Robert Rogers) 20170824H2 TDR (Jon Zawislak) 20170825H1 TDR (Robert Rogers) 20170825H2 TDR/OceanWinds (Jon Zawislak) Additional Field Program Issues HWRF […]

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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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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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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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