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  • Hurricane Hunters fly record breaking storm

    A 53rdWeather Reconnaissance Squadron "Hurricane Hunter" aircrew flew their WC-130Jaircraft off the western central coast of Mexico over the Pacific Ocean togather storm data from Hurricane Patricia Oct. 22-23.The data collected by the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Huntersclassified Hurricane Patricia as the strongest storm ever recorded in the
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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