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Tech. Sgt. Jenna Daniel, a 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron loadmaster, logs information on a dropsonde to be dropped in the eyewall of Hurricane Joaquin during a mission into the storm Oct. 2, 2015. Hurricane Joaquin has downgraded to a Category 1 storm. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Staff Sgt. Nicholas Monteloene) Hurricane Hunters fly storms from Hawaii, Georgia
Aircrews with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters," departed Friday and today for Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, where they will start flying data-gathering missions Sunday into storms southwest of the Hawaiian Islands.Operations for Hurricane Joaquin moved to Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., Friday. Crews
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Hurricane Hunters fly Joaquin
An aircrew with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunters," an Air Force Reserve unit assigned to the 403rd Wing at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, flew their third mission into Hurricane Joaquin early this morning.The crew measured strong flight-level winds of 83 miles per hour, surface winds of 76 miles per hour and a
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2015
Default Air Force Logo Tech Report: Dropsonde
The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron use a cool piece of tech called a “dropsonde” to help forecast hurricanes and other tropical storms.
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2015
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