Part 1: Learning More about Hurricane Forecasting
Every spring, the hurricane season descends upon us again. Here are two ways you can learn more about the science of hurricane forecasting and tracking.
NOAA’s Hurricane Awareness Tour
Do you live on or near the Gulf coast? Then you’ll want to attend NOAA’s hurricane tour of five U.S. Gulf coastal cities. The tour will include a U.S. Air Force Reserve WC-130J hurricane hunter aircraft and the NOAA G-IV aircraft, both of which are used in hurricane forecasting. The tour itinerary includes:
- Mon, May 16: San Antonio Int’l Airport, San Antonio, TX, 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- Tues, May 17: Scholes Intl. Airport, Galveston, TX, 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- Wed, May 18: Lakefront Airport, New Orleans, LA, 2:30pm to 5:00pm
- Thu, May 19: Mobile Downtown Airport, Mobile, AL, 2:30pm to 4:30pm
- Fri, May 20: Naples Municipal Airport, Naples, FL, 2:30pm to 5:00pm
Visit this website for more details: http://1.usa.gov/1q98ENi
Hurricane Tracking Charts
Are you interested in following the progress of this year’s tropical storms? Hurricane tracking charts allow armchair storm chasers and nautical enthusiasts to track and record storm progress throughout the hurricane season. Obtain the appropriate chart and track the storms right along with the experts!