Hurricane Hunters visit NE Florida

The “Hurricane Hunters” visited St. Augustine on May 7th on their 2015 hurricane preparedness tour.

The First Alert Weather Team was there and enjoyed meeting everyone who came out to see the tools meteorologists use to help with tropical cyclone prediction.

Here is a link to our photo gallery from the event.

(Left to right) Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh, NHC Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and me.
(Left to right) Chief Meteorologist Mike Buresh, NHC Director Dr. Rick Knabb, and me in front of the C-130.
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville.
The National Weather Service in Jacksonville.
School groups got to see the inside of the Hurricane Hunter aircraft (C-130).
School groups got to see the inside of the Hurricane Hunter aircraft (C-130).
NOAA G-IV research plane. They fly high altitude missions to sample the surrounding environment of tropical cyclones.
NOAA G-IV research plane. They fly high altitude missions to sample the surrounding environment of tropical cyclones.
"Dropsondes" are dropped into tropical cyclones to gather data. (Ex. air pressure, wind, temperature, dew point, etc)
“Dropsondes” are dropped into tropical cyclones to gather data. (Ex. air pressure, wind, temperature, dew point, etc)

Some cool features to Track the Tropics with us… and find your hurricane evacuation zone!

Check it out: http://bit.ly/1jH9cRs

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