Flying Into Dorian -- The Job of a NOAA Hurricane Hunter Meteorologist

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2 Sep 2019 1:58 AM
The NOAA's Hurricane Hunters play a crucial role when it comes to determining the strength and movement of a storm. We had a chance a chance to speak with Science Section Chief Paul Flaherty, one of the meteorologists that has been flying into and studying Dorian. https://youtu.be/i68GrcuXz5A https://twitter.com/GBlack22wx/status/1168273327531679744 Specially equipped NOAA aircraft play an integral role in hurricane forecasting. Data collected during hurricanes by these high-flying meteorological stations help forecasters make accurate predictions during a hurricane and help hurricane researchers achieve a better understanding of storm processes, improving their forecast models. The Importance of Hurricane Hunters and How They Make a Difference https://twitter.com/i/status/1167023060492251136 If you want to learn more about NOAA Hurricane Hunter Missions, check out one of our previous stories. For WeatherNation, I'm Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo
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