HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

HRD researchers discussed the results from the 3 P-3 missions into Tropical Storm Gordon, AL07 (3-4 September 2018) . The agenda for the discussion was: Agenda: Missions Overview (Jon Zawislak) Deployment Overview (Jon Zawislak) 180903H1 (Robert Rogers) 180904H1 (Ghassan Alaka) 180904H2 (Hui Christophersen) HRD researchers also discussed the results from the 5 P-3 missions into … Continue reading HRD Debrief for missions into Tropical Storm Gordon and Hurricane Isaac – 17 October 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

The NOAA P-3 completed its last mission into Hurricane Michael this morning, passing through the storm four times. As in the previous three missions, we provided critical measurements of the 3-D wind, precipitation, and thermodynamic (temperature and humidity) structure of the storm from our Doppler radar, dropsondes, and flight level measurements. The data was not … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1 PM ET

Tuesday, October 9, 2018: NOAA42:  The NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) has tasked the P-3 for an operational mission into Hurricane Michael. Take off from Lakeland, FL will be at 4:00 PM EDT. Four HRD scientists will be on this mission. The flight track of the mission is shown below. The goal is to collect Doppler … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, October 9, 2018, 1 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, October 8, 2018, 10 AM ET

Monday, October 8, 2018: NOAA42:  The NOAA/NCEP/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC) has tasked the P-3 for operational missions into Hurricane Michael, currently located east of the Yucatan Peninsula. Take off from Lakeland, FL, will be at 4:00 PM EDT. Three HRD scientists will be on this mission. The flight track of the mission is shown below. … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, October 8, 2018, 10 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9 AM ET

The NOAA P-3 is continuing HRD research-tasked missions out of Liberia, Costa Rica, in support of the Genesis Stage Experiment objectives of the Hurricane Field Program - Intensity Forecasting Experiment. Missions are focusing on the potential development of a disturbance in the East Pacific near 96W. Thursday, September 27, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 will fly … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Thursday, September 27, 2018, 9 AM ET

30th Anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert

On September 16, 1988, Hurricane Gilbert made landfall at the Mexican city of La Pesca,Tamaulipas, with winds of 125 mph (200 km/hr).  It had already brought destruction upon the Yucatan peninsula and the Caribbean islands.  Along the way it set a new low-pressure record that would stand for 17 years. Gilbert was a classic Cape … Continue reading 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert

NOAA P-3 on its way for research mission into Hurricane Florence

After two successful research missions on Saturday and Sunday, the crew of the NOAA P-3, which includes AOML/HRD scientists, are on their way inbound to Hurricane Florence to accomplish objectives related to the Hurricane Field Program - Intensity Forecast Experiment's, "Mature Stage Experiment." The goal is to collect observations from the Tail Doppler radar, dropsondes, … Continue reading NOAA P-3 on its way for research mission into Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11 AM ET

Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS tasked research mission into Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 08:00 AM EDT. 3 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 is flying a butterfly pattern to measure the inner core. The goal is to collect wind data … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11 AM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11 AM ET

Saturday, September 8, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS tasked research mission into Tropical Storm Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 08:00 AM EDT. 3 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 flew a partial high-altitude circumnavigation around the eastern side of Florence, followed by a butterfly … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, September 8, 2018, 11 AM ET