The G-IV jet flies again around Hurricane Maria

The jet will fly today and continue collecting data around Hurricane Maria. This flight is scheduled to take off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Barbados. Below is the flight track. The dots on the track indicate the dropwindsonde locations. The dropwindsondes measure pressure, temperature, relative humidity, wind speed, and wind direction, twice a […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, 11 AM ET

OPERATIONS Wednesday, 20, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Maria. This flight took off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Barbados. No HRD scientists are on this flight. Thursday, 21, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV […]

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Hurricane Field Program Update – Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, 3 PM ET

OPERATIONS Tuesday, 19, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights are scheduled. G-IV: The G-IV is tasked by NHC for a synoptic surveillance mission around Hurricane Maria. This flight took off at 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC) from Lakeland, FL and will recover in Barbados. No HRD scientists are on this flight. Wednesday, 20, Sept. 2017 NOAA42: No flights […]

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The G-IV jet is in route to collect data around Hurricane Maria

NOAA’s Gulfstream hurricane hunter jet took off from Lakeland Linder Regional Airport in Lakeland, FL to fly around Hurricane Maria around 1:30 PM ET (1730 UTC). The jet will collect data around Maria to learn more about the environment that surrounds it. Below is the planned flight track. This flight will land in Barbados. The dots on the […]

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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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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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