Into the Eye: Hurricane Hunters share video of Hurricane Ida’s eye wall
BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - The Hurricane Hunters have spent the last week flying into the storm as Hurricane Ida built to a devastating category 4 storm before making landfall Sunday in Port Fourchon, La.
Sunday, the Hurricane Hunters flew from their temporary base in San Antonio into the storm, making two passes through the eye as Hurricane Ida made landfall. Here are some of the images they took.
Earlier in the week, the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing’s two flying units, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and 815th Airlift Squadron, relocated their WC-130 and C-130J Super Hercules aircraft to Joint Base San-Antonio, Texas.
The 53rd WRS, better known as the Hurricane Hunters, flew their first mission into then Tropical Depression Nine Thursday over the western Caribbean Sea. The data they collected for National Hurricane Center forecasters showed the storm had strengthened to a tropical storm, the ninth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season.
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