Hurricane Center Library
"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.