Hurricane Hunters

If you live in Miami, you often hear TV meteorologists talk about the great work of hurricane hunters. I couldn’t believe these folks existed. It just seemed like science fiction. I wanted to understand more so I looked them up on Wikipedia. “Hurricanes hunters are able to measure the interior barometric pressure of a hurricane and then provide accurate wind speed information–data needed to accurately predict hurricane development and movement.


“Hurricane hunters are made up of aircrews that fly into tropical cyclones to gather weather data. In the United States, the organizations that fly these missions are the United States Air Force Reserve’s 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Hunters. Such missions have also been flown by Navy units and other Air Force and NOAA units.”


The whole process is quite remarkable. I recorded the NBC TV news explanation to show you how hurricane hunters work.


This is where Hurricane Dorian hit. This is 90 miles from Nassau. Nassau was spared.


Miami media reports all the airports and docks in the Bahamas were destroyed. Only helicopters can get through. No way to deliver all the goods being donated by private citizens all over the United States.


A smart family from Jacksonville, FL, parked their smart car in the kitchen of their home to keep it safe during Dorian. I call that safe at home.

1 thought on “Hurricane Hunters

  1. I had a friend who was a Metiorologist and did this many years ago. Unfortunately he passed way to young

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