Hurricane Hunters are Flying through Ian’s violent Winds

Hurricane hunters are flying through Ian’s to forecast intensity. Here’s what happens when their airplane enter into the eye-wall of the storm.

Watch these amazing hurricane scientists-hunters doing something almost crazy: flying through the center of the storm. They take measurements that satellites can’t send to forecasters at the National Hurricane Center.



Top image: Flying into Hurricane Harvey aboard a a P-3 Hurricane Hunter nicknamed Kermit . Kevin Doreumus/NOAA

When I say this was the roughest flight of my career so far, I mean it. I have never seen the bunks come out like that. There was coffee everywhere. I have never felt such lateral motion.

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Hurricane Dorian seen from the International Space Station. NASA Expedition 60