Aircraft Reconnaissance
This page is automatically updated with the latest data from reconnaissance aircraft investigating tropical cyclones. The raw data is obtained courtesy of the National Hurricane Center. Data updates every 10 minutes when a mission is ongoing. Click any plot to enlarge it.

Recent Missions from Past 6 Hours:



NOAA2 Training Mission
Type: Low-level Reconnaissance  |  Status: In Storm

As of 02:24 UTC Aug 19, 2018:
Aircraft Position: 21.32°N 158.05°W
Bearing: 90° at 224 kt
Altitude: 716 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 20 kt at 77°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: 1013.8 mb

Aircraft Data Time Series (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Full Mission In-Storm (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Latest 10 Minutes of Obs (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Dropsonde Locations and IDs (click to enlarge):
Most Recent Dropsonde Sounding (click to enlarge):

No dropsondes available for this mission

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NOAA2 Training Mission
Type: Low-level Reconnaissance  |  Status: Finished

As of 00:44 UTC Aug 19, 2018:
Aircraft Position: 24.53°N 149.42°W
Bearing: 252° at 349 kt
Altitude: 8417 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 16 kt at 209°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: N/A

Aircraft Data Time Series (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Full Mission In-Storm (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Latest 10 Minutes of Obs (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Dropsonde Locations and IDs (click to enlarge):
Most Recent Dropsonde Sounding (click to enlarge):

No dropsondes available for this mission

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NOAA9 Training Mission
Type: Upper-level / Dropsonde  |  Status: Finished

As of 02:15 UTC Aug 19, 2018:
Aircraft Position: 21.95°N 155.55°W
Bearing: 252° at 355 kt
Altitude: 13321 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: N/A at N/A
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: N/A

Aircraft Data Time Series (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Full Mission In-Storm (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Latest 10 Minutes of Obs (click to enlarge): Raw data file
Dropsonde Locations and IDs (click to enlarge):
Most Recent Dropsonde Sounding (click to enlarge):
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