Flying Into Dorian — The Job of a NOAA Hurricane Hunter Meteorologist
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.
— Garrett Black (@GBlack22wx) September 1, 2019
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.
LAKELAND, FL – Start your engines! #NOAA42 "Kermit" starts number 4 engine in preparation for early morning reconnaissance flight into Hurricane #Dorian. Check https://t.co/3phpgKvnMi for latest forecasts and advisories. (Credit: Jonathan Shannon, NOAA) pic.twitter.com/GL8Z3q9nIa
— NOAA Aircraft Operations Center (@NOAA_HurrHunter) August 29, 2019
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