2020 Hurricane Field Program Data

Hurricane Field Program Data

2020 Storms

Season Overview

A Record-Breaking Season

The 2020 Atlantic hurricane season had the most named storms on record and offered many opportunities for NOAA aircraft to collect a wide range of data in and around tropical cyclones.  NOAA flew 678 hours from June 6th through November 11th for a total of 86 missions.  In total, 13¹ of the season’s 29 storms were sampled by either the P-3 or the G-IV.  12² of those 13 storms made landfall in the US, Mexico, the Caribbean, or Bermuda and 8³ went through at least one period of rapid intensification.  Scientists at AOML played a critical role in the collection and quality control of data, mission planning, and scientific advancements made throughout the year.  This page offers access to the data collected throughout the 2020 hurricane season.

¹Christobal, Hanna, Isaias, Laura, Marco, Nana, Paulette, Sally, Teddy, Gamma, Delta, Zeta, Eta
²Christobal, Hanna, Isaias, Laura, Marco, Nana, Paulette, Sally, Gamma, Delta, Zeta, Eta
³Hanna, Laura, Sally, Teddy, Gamma, Delta, Zeta, Eta

Jump to data collected during each storm.

Atlantic Basin

East Pacific Basin

Douglas

Genevieve

Atlantic Basin

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Arthur

Saturday, May 16 – Monday, May 18

Operationally tasked USAF missions by NHC into Arthur.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200516U1

Saturday, May 16
Recco mission from Keesler AFB.

Dropsondes: 1 transmitted

Takeoff: 1047Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1907Z Mission ID: 0101A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200516U2

Saturday, May 16
Recco mission from

Dropsondes: 1 transmitted

Takeoff: 2031Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0442Z Mission ID: 0201A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200517U1

Sunday, May 17
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0

Takeoff: 0839Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1545Z Mission ID: 0301A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200517U2

Sunday, May 17
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 6 drops, 5 transmitted

Fixes : F I X P O I N T S
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|                       | Latitude      | Longitude        | SLP | MWnd | SWS |
| Date/Time | dd mm N/S | ddd mm E/W | mb     | kt         | kt     | Hurricane |
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| 05/17/20 23:38 | 31 48 N | 077 05 W | 1004 | 23 | 21 |
| 05/18/20 01:25 | 32 05 N | 077 02 W | 1004 | 30 | 40 |
| 05/18/20 02:44 | 32 25 N | 076 55 W | 1003 | 38 | 38 |
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Takeoff: 2116Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0511Z Mission ID: 0401A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200518U1

Sunday, May 17
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 13 drops, 12 transmitted

Takeoff: 0852Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1928Z Mission ID: 0301A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Cristobal

Wednesday, June 2 – Sunday, June 7

Operationally tasked missions by EMC & NHC into Cristobal. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200602U1

Wednesday, June 2

Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 2 drops, 2 transmitted

Take Off: 1210Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1840Z Mission ID: 0103A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200602U2

Wednesday, June 2

Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1 drop, 1 transmitted

Take Off: 2055Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0345Z Mission ID: 0203A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200603U1

Thursday, June 3

Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 4 drops, 3 transmitted

Take Off: 0847Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1552Z Mission ID: 0303A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200605I1

Friday, June 5

4PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Lawnmower pattern completed at 10-12 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 2019Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0358Z Mission ID: 0403A Planned Pattern: Lawnmower

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20200605U1

Saturday, June 5

Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0 drops, 0 transmitted

Take Off: 2244Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0430Z Mission ID: 0503A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200606U1

Sunday, June 6

Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 12 drops, 11 transmitted

Take Off: 0857Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1830Z Mission ID: 0603A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200606I1

Saturday, June 6

4PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Butterfly pattern completed at 12 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 1957Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0212Z Mission ID: 0703A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

 

Cristobal Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Clicking Links to Large Image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Cristobal Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Clicking Links to Large Image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200606U2

Sunday, June 6

Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1 drops, 1 transmitted

Take Off: 2207Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0650Z Mission ID: 0803A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200607U1

Monday, June 7

Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0 drops, 0 transmitted

Take Off: 1029Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1350Z Mission ID: 0903A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Fay

Thursday, July 09 – Friday, July 10

Operationally tasked USAF missions by NHC into Fay.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200709U1

Thursday, July 09
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0 drops

Takeoff: 1410Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2240Z Mission ID: 0106A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200710U1

Friday, July 10
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0 drops

Takeoff: 0122Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1040Z Mission ID: 0206A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200710U2

Friday, July 10
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0 drops

Takeoff: 0819Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1945Z Mission ID: 0306A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200710U3

Friday, July 10
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0 drops

Takeoff: 2002Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0440Z Mission ID: 0406A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Hanna

Wednesday, July 22 – Saturday, July 25

NOAA43 completed four NHC-tasked missions from Lakeland, FL. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual. USAF flew three recco missions for NHC.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200722U1

Wednesday, July 22
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 01 drop. 1 transmitted

Takeoff: 1920Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0010Z Mission ID: 0108A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200723U1

Thursday, July 23
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 0 drops

Takeoff: 1331Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1830Z Mission ID: 0208A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200723I1

Thursday July 23

Alpha pattern over storm completed at 2500 ft. Provided the 1730 and 2330 UTC center fixes for NHC.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 0

Take Off: 2123Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0433Z Mission ID: 0308A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

Cloud Physics Data

Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200724I1

Friday July 24

Alpha pattern over storm completed at 2500-5000 ft.  Provided the 0530 and 1130 UTC center fixes for NHC.  Upgraded to a tropical storm.

Radar Analyses: 3
Dropsondes: 6 (5 transmitted)

 

Take Off: 0917Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1648Z Mission ID: 0408A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Cloud Physics Data

 

Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200724I2

Friday July 24

Part of the mission was diverted for a search and rescue mission in the northern Gulf.  Completed the 2330Z center fix into Tropical Storm Hanna using an alpha pattern at 5000 feet.

Radar Analyses: 2
Dropsondes: 9 (8 transmitted)

 

Take Off: 2124Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0519Z Mission ID: 0508A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Cloud Physics Data

Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200725I1

Saturday July 25 

Butterfly pattern over storm completed at 10000 ft.  Hanna intensified to a 70kt hurricane approaching the southern Texas coastline.

Radar Analyses: 3
Dropsondes: 9

 

Take Off: 0909Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1612Z Mission ID: 0608A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Hanna Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200725U3

Thursday, July 23
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 8 drops. 8 transmitted

Takeoff: 1616Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2015Z Mission ID: 0708A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Gonzalo

Friday, July 24

Operationally tasked USAF missions by NHC into Gonzalo.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200724U1

Friday, July 24
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 11 drops, 10 transmitted

Takeoff: 1359Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2050Z Mission ID: 0107A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200724U2

Friday, July 24
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1 drop, 1 transmitted

Takeoff: 2052Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0645Z Mission ID: 0207A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Isaias

Tuesday, July 28 – Monday, August 3

NOAA43 completed seven EMC-tasked missions from Lakeland, FL. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual. Air Force flew 14 Recco missions for NHC.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200728U1

Tuesday July 28

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 1 (1 transmitted)

Take Off: 1419Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2251Z Mission ID: 0109A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200729U1

Wednesday July 29

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 1 (1 transmitted)

Take Off: 0257Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0900Z Mission ID: 0209A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200729U2

Wednesday July 29

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 1 (1 transmitted)

Take Off: 1128Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1450Z Mission ID: 0309A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200730U1

Thurssday July 30

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 6 (6 transmitted)

Take Off: 1030Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1645Z Mission ID: 0409A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200730U2 Aborted

Thursday July 30

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Mission aborted

Take Off: 1239Z Tail: AF30? Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1305Z Mission ID: 0509A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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No Report No Data

20200731U1

Friday July 31

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 18 (18 transmitted)

Take Off: 0143Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1751Z Mission ID: 0509A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200731I1

Friday July 31

4 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern in storm completed at 8-10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3
Dropsondes: 14 (13 transmitted)

 

Take Off: 0746Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1410Z Mission ID: 0609A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Radar Data  SFMR Data  Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200731U2

Friday July 31

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 21 (18 transmitted)

Take Off: 0901Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1955Z Mission ID: 0709A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200731N1

Friday July 31

1:30 PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern in storm completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes: 35 (35 transmitted)

 

Take Off: 1730Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0133Z Mission ID: 0809A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Radar Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

20200731U3

Friday July 31

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 28 (28 transmitted)

Take Off: 1932Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0705Z Mission ID: 0909A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200731I2

Friday July 31

4 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern in storm completed at 8-10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3
Dropsondes: 9 (7 transmitted)

 

Take Off: 1958Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0313Z Mission ID: 1009A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig-4

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200801N1

Saturday August 1

1:30 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern in storm completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes: 35

 

Take Off: 0521Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1244Z Mission ID: 1109A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Radar Data  Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

20200801I1

Saturday August 1

3 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern in storm completed at 8-10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 19 (14 transmitted)

Take Off: 0831Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1539Z Mission ID: 1209A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig-4

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

 

Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200801U1

Saturday August 01

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 22 (15 transmitted)

Take Off: 0843Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1930Z Mission ID: 1309A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200801N2

Saturday August 1

1:30PM EDT takeoff from Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern in storm completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes: 37 (36 transmitted)

Take Off: 1729Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0102Z Mission ID: 1409A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Radar Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

20200801U2

Saturday August 01

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 19 (19 transmitted)

Take Off: 1717Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0430Z Mission ID: 1509A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200801I2

Saturday August 1

4 PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern in storm completed at 8-10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 13 (12 transmitted)

Take Off: 2049Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0320Z Mission ID: 1609A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig-4

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Radar Data  SFMR Data  Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200802U1

Sunday August 02

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 0 (0 transmitted)

Take Off: 0249Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1305Z Mission ID: 1709A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200802I1

Sunday August 2

5 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern in storm completed at 8-10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3
Dropsondes: 12 (transmitted 12)

 

Take Off: 0849Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1252Z Mission ID: 1809A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200802U2

Sunday August 02

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 16 (13 transmitted)

Take Off: 1417Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2205Z Mission ID: 1909A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200802I2

Sunday August 2

5 PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Butterfly pattern in storm completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3
Dropsondes: 12 (12 transmitted)
Take Off: 2041Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0015Z Mission ID: 2009A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Radar Data  SFMR Data  Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200802U3

Sunday August 02

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 20 (18 transmitted)

Take Off: 2223Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0630Z Mission ID: 2109A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200803I1

Monday August 3

5 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern in storm completed at 8-10kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 12 (transmitted 12)

Take Off: 0847Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1302Z Mission ID: 2309A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Isaias Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200803U1

Monday August 03

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 17 (15 transmitted)

Take Off: 0935Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1835Z Mission ID: 2409A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200803U2

Monday August 03

Reconnaissance mission for NHC.

Dropsondes: 24 (22 transmitted)

Take Off: 2118Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0625Z Mission ID: 2509A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Josephine

Friday, August 14 – Saturday, August 15

Operationally tasked USAF missions by NHC into Jopsephine.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200814U1

Friday, August 14
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1 drops, 1 transmitted

Takeoff: 1505Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2130Z Mission ID: 0111A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200815U1

Saturday, August 15
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1 drop, 1 transmitted

Takeoff: 1006Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1455Z Mission ID: 0211A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200815U2

Saturday, August 15
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 2 drops, 2 transmitted

Takeoff: 2203Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0200Z Mission ID: 0311A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Laura

Thursday, August 20- Wednesday, August 26

NOAA P-3s completed eleven NHC/EMC-tasked missions conducted from St. Croix, Fort Lauderdale, and Lakeland, FL. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200820I1

Thursday August 20

4PM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix.  Butterfly pattern completed at 2.5-5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 13 (12 transmitted)

Take Off: 1945Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0330Z Mission ID: 0113A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200821H1

Friday August 21

4:30PM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix. Rotated figure-4 pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 18

Take Off: 0833Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1541Z Mission ID: 0213A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig-4

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Note: Use SFMR data with caution.  Unit 002 was not calibrated for the season prior to these flights.

Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200821N1

Friday August 21

5PM EDT takeoff from St. Croix to Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 1731Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0114Z Mission ID: 0313A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Radar Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

20200821I1

Friday August 21

5PM EDT Takeoff from St. Croix to Lakeland, FL. Butterfly pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 16 (15 transmitted)

Take Off: 2057Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0431Z Mission ID: 0413A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

20200822N2

Saturday August 22

1:30 PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern in storm completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes: 31 (transmitted 30)

 

Take Off: 1727Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0106Z Mission ID: 0513A Planned Pattern: Synoptic surveillance

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Radar Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data

20200822I1

Friday August 21

5PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Coastal survey pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 12 (11 transmitted)

Take Off: 2048Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0445Z Mission ID: 0613A Planned Pattern: Coastal Survey

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Radar Data SFMR Data Flight-Level Data Dropsonde Data
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200823H1

Sunday August 23

4AM EDT takeoff from Ft. Lauderdale, FL to Lakeland, FL.  Coastal survey pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 17

Take Off: 0815Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1458Z Mission ID: 0713A Planned Pattern: Coastal Survey

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Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200823U2

Sunday, August 23
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 1510Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2254Z Mission ID: 0813A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200824N1

Monday August 24

1:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 0527Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1309Z Mission ID: 0913A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200824U1

Monday, August 24
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 0855Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1928Z Mission ID: 1013A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200824U4

Monday, August 24
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 2111Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0712Z Mission ID: 1313A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200824I1

Monday August 24

5PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern completed at 12 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 13

Take Off: 0901Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1452Z Mission ID: 1113A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200824N2

Monday August 24

1:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 1730Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0104Z Mission ID: 1213A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200824I2

Monday August 24

5PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Butterfly pattern completed at 12 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 13

Take Off: 2119Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0224Z Mission ID: 1413A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200825N1

Tuesday August 25

1:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 0534Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1242Z Mission ID: 1513A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200825U1

Tuesday, August 25
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 1032Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1900Z Mission ID: 1613A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200825H1

Tuesday August 25

5PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Rotated figure-4 pattern completed at 8-10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 19

Take Off: 0857Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking:EMC
Landing: 1559Z Mission ID: 1713A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200825N2

Tuesday August 25

1:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 1731Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0026Z Mission ID: 1813A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200825U2

Tuesday, August 25
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 22

Takeoff: 2041Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0745Z Mission ID: 1913A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200825H2

Tuesday August 25

5PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated figure-4 pattern completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 23

Take Off: 2055Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0433Z Mission ID: 2013A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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20200826U1

Wednesday, August 26
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 21, 1 bad

Takeoff: 0727Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1707Z Mission ID: 2113A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200826H1

Wednesday August 26

5AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Rotated figure-4 pattern completed at 8-12 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 28 (25 transmitted)

Take Off: 0904Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1709Z Mission ID: 1813A Planned Pattern: Rotated Butterfly

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Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200826U2

Wednesday, August 26
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 13, 1 bad

Takeoff: 1437Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2257Z Mission ID: 2313A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200826H2

Wednesday August 26

5PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated Figure-4 pattern completed at 8-12 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 35 (29 transmitted)

Take Off: 2051Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0501Z Mission ID: 2413A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Laura Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200826U3

Wednesday, August 26
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 27, 5 bad

Takeoff: 2317Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0845Z Mission ID: 2513A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Marco

Saturday, August 22 – Sunday, August 23

NOAA G-IV completed three NHC-tasked synoptic surveillance missions around Marco from Lakeland, FL. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

 

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Wind center track

20200820U2

Thursday, August 20
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1

Takeoff: 1457Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0014Z Mission ID: 0114A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200821U1

Friday, August 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 0733Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1550Z Mission ID: 0214A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200821U2

Friday, August 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1

Takeoff: 2003Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0709Z Mission ID: 0314A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200822N1

Saturday August 22

1:30 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes: 29 (27 transmitted)
Take Off: 0604Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1350Z Mission ID: 0513A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200822U1

Saturday, August 22
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 19, 1 bad

Takeoff: 0819Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1841Z Mission ID: 0514A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200822U2

Saturday, August 22
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 19, 2 bad

Takeoff: 2058Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0653Z Mission ID: 0614A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200823N1

Sunday August 23

1:30 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern in storm completed at 40 kft.

Dropsondes: 31 (transmitted 29)

 

Take Off: 0528Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1121Z Mission ID: 0714A Planned Pattern: Synoptic surveillance

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20200823U1

Sunday, August 23
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 23, 3 bad

Takeoff: 0922Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 18904Z Mission ID: 0814A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200823N2 (Aborted)

Sunday August 23
1:30 AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Synoptic surveillance pattern in storm completed at 40 kft.
Aborted

 

Take Off: 1728Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1935Z Mission ID: 0914A Planned Pattern: Synoptic flow

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20200823U3

Sunday, August 23
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 2213Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0650Z Mission ID: 1014A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200824U2

Monday, August 24
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 23, 3 bad

Takeoff: 1020Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1847Z Mission ID: 1114A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200824U3

Monday, August 24
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 1734Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0026Z Mission ID: 1214A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Nana

Wednesday, September 2

NOAA P-3 completed one NHC-tasked mission into Nana from Lakeland, FL. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200901U1

Tuesday, September 01
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 6, 1 bad

Takeoff: 1054Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2030Z Mission ID: 0116A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200901U2

Tuesday, September 01
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 14, 2 bad

Takeoff: 2138Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0520Z Mission ID: 0216A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200902U1

Wednesday, September 02
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 15, 1 bad

Takeoff: 0126Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0950Z Mission ID: 0316A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200902H1

Wednesday September 2

4:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Alpha pattern completed for 1130Z center fix at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 11 (10 transmitted)

Take Off: 0829Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1424Z Mission ID: 0416A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Nana Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Nana Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200902U2

Wednesday, September 02
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 8, 1 bad

Takeoff: 1326Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2145Z Mission ID: 0516A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200902U3

Wednesday, September 02
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 16

Takeoff: 1958Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0800Z Mission ID: 0616A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Omar
Sunday, August 31

USAF completed one NHC-tasked mission into pre-Omar from Keesler AFB.

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Wind center track

20200831U1

Sunday, August 31
Recco mission from Keesler AFB into disturbance that will become Omar.

Dropsondes: 0

Takeoff: 1645Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0045Z Mission ID: 0115A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Paulette

Sunday, September 13

NOAA P-3 completed one NHC-tasked mission into Paulette from Lakeland, FL. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200912U2

Saturday, September 12
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 13, 2 bad

Takeoff: 1924Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0330Z Mission ID: 0117A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200913U2

Sunday, September 13
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 0742Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1443Z Mission ID: 0217A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200913U4

Sunday, September 13
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 13, 7 bad

Takeoff: 1331Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1956Z Mission ID: 0317A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200913H1

Sunday September 13

4PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL. Alpha pattern completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 12

Take Off: 2002Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0424Z Mission ID: 0417A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Paulette Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Paulette Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200914U1

Monday, September 14
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 11, 2 bad

Takeoff: 0132Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0955Z Mission ID: 0517A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200914U2

Monday, September 14
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 9

Takeoff: 0733Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1543Z Mission ID: 0617A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Sally

Sunday, September 13 – Tuesday, September 15

NOAA completed 3 OAR-tasked G-IV missions and 4 EMC/NHC-tasked P-3 missions from Lakeland, FL.

The OAR-tasked G-IV missions were a collaborative effort with the Office of Naval Research TCRI research group.  The goal of the missions were to study how a tropical storm evolved and intensified in the presence of vertical wind shear.  To do this, the aircraft was able to fly over the core as it was a tropical storm and in the surrounding areas to capture the environment with numerous dropsondes

During the P-3 missions, research was conducted to validate a wave height instrument (WSRA), coordination with the ocean gliders from PhOD, testing of the compact Raman Lidar (CRL) for the first time in a hurricane, and collection of offshore meteorological information for landfall teams awaiting Hurricane Sally.

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Wind center track

20200912U1

Saturday, September 12
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1

Takeoff: 1545Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2219Z Mission ID: 0119A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200913U1

Sunday, September 13
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 0333Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0830Z Mission ID: 0219A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200913U3

Sunday, September 13
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 10, 2 bad

Takeoff: 1008Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1645Z Mission ID: 0319A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200913I1

Sunday September 13

10:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated figure-4 pattern was flown at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 22 (21 transmitted)

Take Off: 1428Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 2102Z Mission ID: 0419A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200913N1

Sunday September 13

1:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Figure-4, 2 circumnavigations, and a W-E pass were flown at 45 kft.

Dropsondes: 58

Take Off: 1736Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0110Z Mission ID: WA19A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200913U5

Sunday, September 13
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 15

Takeoff: 2229Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0650Z Mission ID: 0519A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200914N1

Monday September 14

1:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Figure-4, 2 circumnavigations, and a W-E pass were flown at 45 kft.

Dropsondes: 61 (57 transmitted)

Take Off: 0544Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1324Z Mission ID: WB19A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200914U3

Monday, September 14
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 17, 4 bad

Takeoff: 1106Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1910Z Mission ID: 0619A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200914I1

Monday September 14

10:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated figure-4 completed at 8-10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 20 (19 transmitted)

Take Off: 1415Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 2058Z Mission ID: 0719A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200914N2

Monday September 14

1:30PM EDT takeoff from Lakeland, FL to St. Croix.  Two partial circumnavigations completed at 45 kft.

Dropsondes: 20

Take Off: 1728Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2350Z Mission ID: WC19A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200914U4

Monday, September 14
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1

Takeoff: 1842Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0409Z Mission ID: 0819A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200914H1

Monday September 14

4:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated Figure-4 completed at 10 kft with a diversion for a search and rescue.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 20

Take Off: 2034Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0329Z Mission ID: 0919A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200915U1

Tuesday, September 15
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 21, 1 bad

Takeoff: 0337Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1155Z Mission ID: 1019A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200915I1

Tuesday September 15

9:00AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  NHC-tasked fix mission for 1430Z, 1730Z, and 2030Z fixes.  Alpha pattern completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 6

Dropsondes: 27 (26 transmitted)

Take Off: 1241Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2124Z Mission ID: 1119A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Sally Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200915U2

Tuesday, September 15
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 21, 2 bad

Takeoff: 2205Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0839Z Mission ID: 1219A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200916U1

Wednesday, September 16
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 21, 2 bad

Takeoff: 0628Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1110Z Mission ID: 1319A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Teddy

Tuesday, September 15 – Tuesday, September 22

NOAA completed 3 OAR-tasked G-IV missions and 5 P-3 missions (tasked by a combination of OAR, NESDIS, and NHC) into Hurricane Teddy.  The majority of missions were conducted from St. Croix, USVI with one from Patuxent River, MD.  Maintenance and pandemic-related issues cancelled two planned missions (one G-IV and one P-3) and shortened one P-3 mission.

Several experiments (documented in the Hurricane Field Program Plan) were conducted during these missions with many collaborators (listed below).  Of note, a microphysics spiral was performed taking the P-3 from 8,000 to 20,000 feet to collect information about the hydrometers within the vertical column of stratiform precipitation. This maneuver was last executed in Hurricane Tina (1992) and this time we are using much more advanced technologies to collect and analyze the observations.  In addition to atmospheric measurements, AOML/PhOD and other NOAA scientists coordinated with the Air Force to deploy drifters in advance of Teddy to collect information on the state of the ocean during the passage of the storm.

Experiments Conducted

Convective Burst Module
Eye/Eyewall Mixing (rapid dropsonde release)
Gravity Waves
Ocean Survey (ALAMO floats, drifters and AXBTs)
Rainband Complex Survey
Surface Wind Speed and Significant Wave Height Validation
Synoptic Surveillance
Tropical Cyclone Diurnal Cycle

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Wind center track

20200915N1

Tuesday, September 15

12PM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix.  Synoptic surveillance with an inner circumnavigation at 45 kft.

Dropsondes: 28 (25 transmitted)
Take Off: 1609Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: OAR
Landing: 2347Z Mission ID: WA20A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20200916N1

Wednesday, September 16

12PM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix.  Synoptic surveillance with an inner circumnavigation at 45 kft.

Dropsondes: 28

Take Off: 1554Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: OAR/HRD
Landing: 2231Z Mission ID: WB20A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Flight track for 20200916N1

20200917H1

Thursday, September 17

9AM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix.  Shortened figure-4 with radials in the max wind region completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 17

Take Off: 1258Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NESDIS
Landing: 2047Z Mission ID: WC20A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200917U1

Thursday, September 17
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 14, 5 bad

Takeoff: 1450Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2325Z Mission ID: 0120A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200917I1

Thursday, September 17

5PM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix. Butterfly pattern completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 36 (27 transmitted)

Take Off: 2025Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: OAR
Landing: 0352Z Mission ID: WD20A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200918H1

Friday, September 18

10AM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix.  Shortened figure-4 with radials in the max wind region completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 8

Dropsondes: 24 (10 transmitted)

Take Off: 1400Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NESDIS
Landing: 2301Z Mission ID: WE20A Planned Pattern: Fig. 4

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Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200918U2

Friday, September 18
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 15, 3 bad

Takeoff: 1444Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2115Z Mission ID: 0220A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200918N1

Friday, September 18

12PM EDT takeoff from St. Croix to Lakeland, FL. Inner circumnavigation with an environment sampling for the TC diurnal pulse completed at 45 kft.

Dropsondes: 31

Take Off: 1600Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: OAR/HRD
Landing: 2342Z Mission ID: WF20A Planned Pattern: Star/Synoptic Surveillance

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20200918I1

Friday, September 18 (3 of 3)

6PM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix.  Transect of the storm with a downwind leg at 10 kft and a radial away and to the end point at 20 kft was completed.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 9 (8 transmitted)

Take Off: 2040Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: OAR
Landing: 0304Z Mission ID: WG20A Planned Pattern: Butterfly

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Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200919U2

Saturday, September 19
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 15, 3 bad

Takeoff: 2033Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0315Z Mission ID: 0420A Planned Pattern: Alpha

20200920U1

Sunday, September 20
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 9

Takeoff: 0800Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1438Z Mission ID: 0520A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200920U3

Sunday, September 20
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 2

Takeoff: 2122Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: ????Z Mission ID: 0620A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200921U1

Monday, September 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 12, 2 bad

Takeoff: 0741Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1532Z Mission ID: 0720A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200921U3

Monday, September 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 13

Takeoff: 1903Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0432Z Mission ID: 0820A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200922H1

Tuesday, September 22

5AM EDT takeoff to/from Patuxent, MD.  Alpha pattern completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 12

Take Off: 1113Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1810Z Mission ID: 0920A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Teddy Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20200922U1

Tuesday, September 22
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 10, 2 bad

Takeoff: 1623Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0133Z Mission ID: 1020A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Beta

Thursday, September 17 – Monday, September 21

USAF flew 9 reconnaissance missions into Tropical Storm Beta, but one flight was aborted.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20200917U2

Thursday, September 17
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 1846Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0208Z Mission ID: 0122A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200918U1 (Aborted)

Friday, September 18
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 0935Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1210Z Mission ID: 0222A Planned Pattern: Alpha

Mission Aborted

20200918U3

Friday, September 18
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 2

Takeoff: 2133Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0313Z Mission ID: 0322A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200919U1

Saturday, September 19
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 8, 1 bad

Takeoff: 1012Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1421Z Mission ID: 0422A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200919U3

Saturday, September 19
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 15

Takeoff: 2131Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0557Z Mission ID: 0522A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200920U2

Sunday, September 20
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 14, 2 bad

Takeoff: 1132Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1830Z Mission ID: 0622A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200920U4

Sunday, September 20
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 2211Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0607Z Mission ID: 0722A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200921U2

Monday, September 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 14, 3 bad

Takeoff: 1053Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1659Z Mission ID: 0822A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200921U4

Monday, September 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 5

Takeoff: 2202Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0301Z Mission ID: 0922A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Gamma

Friday, October 2 – Monday, October 5

NOAA42 completed one EMC-tasked mission into Gamma. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.  In addition, the Air Force flew seven reconnaissance missions with one aborted.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20201002U1 Aborted

Friday, October 02
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 1454Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1800Z Mission ID: 0125A Planned Pattern: Alpha

Mission Aborted

20201002U2

Friday, October 02
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 2931Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0338Z Mission ID: 0225A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201003U1

Saturday, October 03
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 0303Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1310Z Mission ID: 0325A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201003H1

Saturday, October 3

5AM EDT takeoff to/from St. Croix.  Modified butterfly pattern and synoptic surveillance completed at 10-20 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 17

Take Off: 0845Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1516Z Mission ID: 0425A Planned Pattern: Modified Butterfly

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Gamma Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Gamma Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201003U2

Saturday, October 03
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1

Takeoff:  1515Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1845Z Mission ID: 0525A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201004U1

Sunday, October 04
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 1

Takeoff:  1515Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1845Z Mission ID: 0525A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201004U2

Sunday, October 04
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 16, 2 bad

Takeoff:  2137Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0739Z Mission ID: 0725A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201005U1

Monday, October 05
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 21, 4 bad

Takeoff:  0933Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1810Z Mission ID: 0825A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Delta

Monday, October 5 – Friday, October 9

NOAA completed 4 NHC-tasked G-IV missions and 8 EMC/NHC-tasked P-3 mission into Hurricane Delta from Lakeland, FL. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

While these were operationally-tasked missions, there were opportunities for research and several experiments (documented in the Hurricane Field Program Plan) were conducted during these missions with the collaborators listed below.  Of note, missions captured the rapid strengthening and weakening in the Caribbean and the steady strengthening as the storm travelled across the Gulf.

Experiments Conducted

Boundary Layer Module
Convective Burst Module (microphysics spiral)
Eye/Eyewall Mixing (rapid dropsonde release)
Gravity Wave Module
Landfall Module
Surface Wind Speed and Significant Wave Height Validation
Synoptic Surveillance (Operational version)

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20201005I1

Monday, October 5

1PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern with microphysics spiral completed at 5-20 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 23

Take Off: 1658Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0118Z Mission ID: 0126A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201005U2

Monday, October 05
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 14, 1 bad

Takeoff:  2125Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0652Z Mission ID: 0226A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201006U1

Tuesday, October 06
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 16

Takeoff:  0156Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1109Z Mission ID: 0326A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201006H1

Tuesday, October 6

5:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 37 (33 transmitted)

Take Off: 0931Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1811Z Mission ID: 4126A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201006N1

Tuesday, October 6

1:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern with circumnavigation completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 32

Take Off: 1736Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0136Z Mission ID: 0526A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Flight track for 20201006N1

20201006I1

Tuesday, October 6

5:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 32 (29 transmitted)

Take Off: 2119Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0628Z Mission ID: 0626A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201007N1

Wednesday, October 7

1:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern with circumnavigation completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 32

Take Off: 0527Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1317Z Mission ID: 0726A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20201007H1

Wednesday, October 7

6AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Coastal survey pattern completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 14

Take Off: 0942Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1522Z Mission ID: 0826A Planned Pattern: Coastal Survey

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201007U1

Wednesday, October 07
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff:  1514Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2252Z Mission ID: 0926A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201007N2

Wednesday, October 7

1:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern with circumnavigation completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 1

Dropsondes: 32

Take Off: 1755Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0054Z Mission ID: 1026A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Flight track for 20201007N2

20201007U2

Wednesday, October 07
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 23, 1 bad

Takeoff:  2130Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0650Z Mission ID: 1126A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201007I1

Wednesday, October 7

5:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated Figure-4 pattern completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 18

Take Off: 2143Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0530Z Mission ID: 1226A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201008N1

Thursday, October 8

1:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern with circumnavigation completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 1

Dropsondes: 32

Take Off: 0846Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1536Z Mission ID: 1426A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20201008H1

Thursday, October 8

5AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated Figure-4 pattern completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 27 (24 transmitted)

Take Off: 0846Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1659Z Mission ID: 1426A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201008U1

Thursday, October 08
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 19, 2 bad

Takeoff:  1146Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1839Z Mission ID: 1526A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201008U2

Thursday, October 08
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff:  1823Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0257Z Mission ID: 1626A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201008I1

Thursday, October 8

5PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated Figure-4 pattern completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 33 (23 transmitted)

Take Off: 2102Z Tail: NOAA43 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 0554Z Mission ID: 1726A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201009U1

Friday, October 09
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 20

Takeoff:  0405Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1201Z Mission ID: 1826A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201009H1

Friday, October 9

5AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated Figure-4 pattern completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 27 (26 transmitted)

Take Off: 0857Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 1709Z Mission ID: 1926A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.
Delta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML.

20201009U2

Friday, October 09
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 16, 4 bad

Takeoff:  1345Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1933Z Mission ID: 2026A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201009U3

Friday, October 09
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 6, 2 bad

Takeoff:  2103Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0006Z Mission ID: 2126A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Epsilon

Wednesday, October 21 – Thursday, October 22

USAF flew 4 reconnaissance missions into Hurricane Epsilon.

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20201021U1

Wednesday, October 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 1302Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2219Z Mission ID: 0127A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201021U2

Wednesday, October 21
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 16

Takeoff: 1917Z Tail: AF308 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0431Z Mission ID: 0227A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201022U1

Thursday, October 22
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 0745Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1535Z Mission ID: 0327A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201022U2

Thursday, October 22
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 2

Takeoff: 1257Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2353Z Mission ID: 0427A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Zeta

Saturday, October 24 – Wednesday, October 28

NOAA completed 4 NHC-tasked G-IV missions and 7 NHC/EMC-tasked P-3 missions into Hurricane Zeta. Data from these flights provide a useful case of a storm intensifying in the presence of vertical shear twice (before landfall in the Yucatan and Louisiana). For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

 

Flight Info and Data

Wind center track

20201024I1

Saturday, October 24

12PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Invest pattern completed at 1-1.5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 0

Take Off: 16:04Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 23:47Z Mission ID: 0228A Planned Pattern: Invest

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20201025H1

Sunday, October 25

11:30PM EDT (Oct. 24) takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 2.5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 0

Take Off: 03:47Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 12:41Z Mission ID: 0228A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201025H2

Sunday, October 25

12PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 15

Take Off: 16:06Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 23:13Z Mission ID: 0328A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201025N1

Sunday, October 25

1:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 32

Take Off: 17:33Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 00:56Z Mission ID: 0428A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Flight track for 20201025N1

20201026H1

Monday, October 26

11:30PM EDT (Oct. 25) takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 24 (22 transmitted)

Take Off: 03:38Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 13:22Z Mission ID: 0528A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201026N1

Monday, October 26

1:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 32

Take Off: 05:31Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 13:50Z Mission ID: 0628A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Flight track for 20201026N1

20201026U1

Monday, October 26
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 1509Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2110Z Mission ID: 0728A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201026N2

Monday, October 26

1:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 32

Take Off: 17:33Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 01:01Z Mission ID: 0828A Planned Pattern:Synoptic

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Flight track for 20201026N2

20201026H2

Monday, October 26

4PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated figure-4 pattern completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 20 (18 transmitted)

Take Off: 20:01Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 02:28Z Mission ID: 0928A Planned Pattern: Rotated fig. 4

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Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

Thursday, October 22
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 2

Takeoff: 1257Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2353Z Mission ID: 0427A Planned Pattern: Alpha

20201026U2 Aborted

Monday, October 26
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff: 2108Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2236Z Mission ID: 1028A Planned Pattern: Alpha

Mission Aborted

20201027N1

Tuesday, October 27

1:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 1

Dropsondes: 28

Take Off: 05:35Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 12:24Z Mission ID: 1128A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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Flight track for 20201027N1

20201027H1

Tuesday, October 27

4AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated figure-4 pattern with coastal survey completed at 10 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 19 (17 transmitted)

Take Off: 08:04Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 15:40Z Mission ID: 1228A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201027U1

Tuesday, October 27
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

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Takeoff: 1137Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1530Z Mission ID: 1328A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201027U2

Tuesday, October 27
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes: 23, 1 bad

Takeoff:  2122Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0625Z Mission ID: 1428A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201028U1

Wednesday, October 28
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

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Takeoff:  0650Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1530Z Mission ID: 1528A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201028H1

Wednesday, October 28

4AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated figure-4 pattern completed at 8 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 30 (28 transmitted)

Take Off: 07:50Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: EMC
Landing: 16:35Z Mission ID: 1628A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Zeta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201028U2

Wednesday, October 28
Recco mission from Keesler AFB

Dropsondes:

Takeoff:  1536Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2314Z Mission ID: 1728A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Eta

Sunday, November 1 – Wednesday, November 11

NOAA completed 3 NHC-tasked G-IV missions and 7 NHC/EMC-tasked P-3 missions into Hurricane Eta.  The second mission in the series performed by the P-3 served as a quality example of a genesis mission as Eta was reforming in the Bay of Honduras.  This is  the first time this season a genesis mission has been flown as outlined in the Hurricane Field Program.  No other scientific modules were added to the missions. For more information on how AOML supports operations during hurricane season, see our operations support manual.

 

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20201101H1

Sunday, November 1

10AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 6

Take Off: 15:15Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 22:41Z Mission ID: 0129A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201102U1

Friday, November 02

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 12, 2 bad

Take Off: 0728Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1609Z Mission ID: 0229A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201102U2

Friday, November 02

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 2, 1 bad

Take Off: 1950Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2128Z Mission ID: 0329A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201102U3

Friday, November 02

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 11, 1 bad

Take Off: 2240Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0659Z Mission ID: 0429A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201103U1

Saturday, November 03

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 0204Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0530Z Mission ID: 0529A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201103U2

Saturday, November 03

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 0756Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1625Z Mission ID: 0629A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201106U1

Tuesday, November 06

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 1456Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2330Z Mission ID: 0729A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201106H1

Friday, November 6

1PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Lawnmower pattern with figure-4 completed at 14 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 24 (21 transmitted)

Take Off: 1757Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 01:34Z Mission ID: 0829A Planned Pattern: Lawnmower

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Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201107N1

Saturday, November 7

12:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 4

Dropsondes: 30

Take Off: 05:24Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 13:18Z Mission ID: 0929A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20201107U1

Wednesday, November 07

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 6, 1 bad

Take Off: 0842Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2047Z Mission ID: 1029A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201107H1

Saturday, November 7

4:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Cross-section and downwind leg of pattern completed at 5 kft before mission was aborted.

Radar Analyses: 1

Dropsondes: 4

Take Off: 20:50Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 01:47Z Mission ID: 1129A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201108N1

Sunday, November 8

12:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 31

Take Off: 05:31Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 13:33Z Mission ID: 1229A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20201108H1

Sunday, November 8

7:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Coastal survey pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 3

Dropsondes: 6

Take Off: 12:30Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 17:28Z Mission ID: 1329A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201108H2

Sunday, November 8

6:50PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 17

Take Off: 23:51Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 06:09Z Mission ID: 1429A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201109U1

Friday, November 09

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 16, 1 bad

Take Off: 0923Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 1813Z Mission ID: 1529A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201109U2 Aborted

Friday, November 09

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes:

Take Off: 2149Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2252Z Mission ID: 1629A Planned Pattern: Alpha

Mission Aborted

20201110N1

Tuesday, November 10

12:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Synoptic surveillance pattern completed at 45 kft.

Radar Analyses: 1

Dropsondes: 31

Take Off: 05:44Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 13:37Z Mission ID: 1729A Planned Pattern: Synoptic Surveillance

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20201110H1

Tuesday, November 10

4:30PM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Rotated figure-4 pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 5

Dropsondes: 33 (29 transmitted)

Take Off: 21:28Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC/EMC
Landing: 03:29Z Mission ID: 1829A Planned Pattern: Rotated Fig. 4

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Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201111H1

Wednesday, November 11

4:30AM EDT takeoff to/from Lakeland, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 5 kft.

Radar Analyses: 2

Dropsondes: 0

Take Off: 09:56Z Tail: NOAA42 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 12:54Z Mission ID: 1929A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML
Eta Flight Level Winds over Satellite. Click to see large image. Image Credit: NOAA AOML

20201111U1

Sunday, November 11

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 6

Take Off: 1526Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 2021Z Mission ID: 2029A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201111U2

Sunday, November 11

Reconnaissance mission from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 18, 1 bad

Take Off: 2145Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 0548Z Mission ID: 2129A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Iota

Saturday, November 14 – Monday, November 16

Eight Air Force reconnaissance flights into Hurricane Iota.

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20201114U1

Saturday, November 14

07AM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed at 5 kft.

Dropsondes: 0

Take Off: 12:42Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 23:58Z Mission ID: 0131A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201115U1

Sunday, November 15

07PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 0

Take Off: 00:45Z Tail: AF309 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 11:08Z Mission ID: 0231A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201115U2

Sunday, November 15

07AM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes:10

Take Off: 12:05Z Tail: AF307 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 21:47Z Mission ID: 0331A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201115U3

Sunday, November 15

01PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 11

Take Off: 18:20Z Tail: AF305 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 04:16Z Mission ID: 0431A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201116U1

Saturday, November 14

08PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 10

Take Off: 00:45Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 10:05Z Mission ID: 0531A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201116U2

Saturday, November 14

02PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 16

Take Off: 08:32Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 17:52Z Mission ID: 0631A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201116U3

Saturday, November 14

08PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 15

Take Off: 13:34Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 22:48Z Mission ID: 0631A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20201116U4

Saturday, November 14

03PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 16

Take Off: 19:18Z Tail: AF304 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 04:33Z Mission ID: 0831A Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Miscellaneous

Calibration and test flights in support of operations.

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20200603N1 Calibration flight

Test flight into the Gulf of Mexico.

Take Off: 1838Z Tail: NOAA49 Tasking: AOC
Landing: 2035Z Mission ID: WXWXA Planned Pattern: Calibration

 

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Douglas

Five Air Force reconnaissance missions into east Pacific Hurricane Douglas.

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20200725U1

Saturday, July 25

09PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 10

Take Off: 02:13Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 09:50Z Mission ID: 0108E Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200725U2

Saturday, July 25

09PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 21, 1 bad

Take Off: 15:08Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 01:40Z Mission ID: 0208E Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200726U1

Sunday, July 26

10PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 26, 1 bad

Take Off: 03:50Z Tail: AF300 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 13:05Z Mission ID: 0308E Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200726U2

Sunday, July 26

11AM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 23, 2 bad

Take Off: 16:01Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 23:30Z Mission ID: 0408E Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200727U1

Monday, July 27

09PM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 21

Take Off: 04:30Z Tail: AF301 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 12:02Z Mission ID: 0508E Planned Pattern: Alpha

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Genevieve

Two Air Force reconnaissance missions into East Pacific Hurricane Genevieve.

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20200819U1

Wednesday, August 19

08AM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 12, 1 bad

Take Off: 13:40Z Tail: AF303 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 00:07Z Mission ID: 0112E Planned Pattern: Alpha

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20200820U1

Thursday, August 20

08AM CDT takeoff to/from Keesler AFB, FL.  Alpha pattern completed.

Dropsondes: 6, 3 bad

Take Off: 14:30Z Tail: AF306 Tasking: NHC
Landing: 23:55Z Mission ID: 0212E Planned Pattern: Alpha

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