Hurricane Field Program Update – Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Saturday, 9 Sept. 2017 G-IV: The G-IV was tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff was around 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC). No HRD scientists were on this flight. NOAA42: The P3 was tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma with a take […]

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Its the seventh flight for the G-IV jet around Hurricane Irma

NOAA’s Hurricane Hunter G-IV jet is flying its seventh flight into Hurricane Irma. The data collected helps us understand how Irma interacts with the surround environment. The flight took off at 1:30 AM ET (0530 UTC) from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL. Below is the planned flight track. The dots represent the dropwindsonde […]

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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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Hurricane Field Program Update – Friday, Sept. 8, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Friday, 8 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: The P3 was tasked by NOAA’s Environmental Modeling Center for a Tail Doppler Radar mission into Hurricane Irma. […]

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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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An early morning flight for NOAA’s G-IV jet around Hurricane Irma

NOAA’s hurricane hunter G-IV jet will continue to gather data around Hurricane Irma. It is scheduled to take off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in LA at 1:30 AM ET. The data collected will go into the NOAA weather models. The data is also used by forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC). It is […]

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Ready for take off! NOAA’s hurricane hunter G-IV jet has eyes on Hurricane Irma

NOAA’s G-IV will fy today around Hurricane Irma. Take off time is set for 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Barbados. The crew has been tracking Irma for a few days now. With each flight we learn more and more how Irma interacts with the surrounding environment. The jet will also sample the ridge northwest of […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Sept. 6, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 6 Sept. 2017 NOAA42: The P3 will ferry back to the US. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Irma. Takeoff is scheduled for 1730 UTC (1:30 PM ET) from Barbados. This flight will recover back in Lakeland, FL. No HRD scientists will be on this flight. […]

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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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