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"Way-Back-Machine" -History View -

Hurricane Research Division - Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory
Re-Analysis Project -
August 16th,
1943 marked the very first time an aircraft reconnaissance mission
provided real-time information to the hurricane forecasters in
the Weather Bureau.  (This followed the curiosity tow flights by
Col. Duckworth into a Texas landfalling hurricane a month previously.)

This is from the unique microfilm archives in the NHC library,
which NHC interns, Sandy Delgado and Astryd Rodriguez, are using on nearly
a daily basis for
the reanalysis work.  
                                             Chris Landsea, Hurricane Specalist Feb.8,2013

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Related Monthly Weather Review report on first recon data.

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