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.
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
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