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:



AF307 Mission #19 into MARIA
Type: Low-level Reconnaissance  |  Status: In Storm

As of 13:47 UTC Sep 24, 2017:
Aircraft Position: 27.85°N 74.65°W
Bearing: 153° at 263 kt
Altitude: 3105 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 60 kt at 323°
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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NOAA2 Mission #18 into MARIA
Type: Low-level Reconnaissance  |  Status: Finished

As of 12:58 UTC Sep 24, 2017:
Aircraft Position: 28.05°N 81.87°W
Bearing: 243° at 244 kt
Altitude: 1116 gpm
Peak 10-second Wind: 15 kt at 84°
Extrapolated Sea-level Pressure: 1011.8 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):
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