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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Tenth anniversary of Hurricane Felix

On 24 August, a tropical wave moved westward off the African coast, gradually becoming organized enough to become a tropical depression a week later almost 200 n mi east southeast of Barbados.  Within 12 h, it became Tropical Storm Felix about 60 n mi south of Barbados.  A period of rapid intensification commenced, and Felix […]

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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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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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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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