Tuesday, September 2, 2014 6:43 GMT
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  • Five Vortex (9/2 05:47:40Z): MSLP: 1009mb (extrap); Inbound Flt. Lvl. Wind (Item F.): 53kts (~60.9mph); Max Flt. Wind (from Remarks): 53kts (~60.9mph) (View Data)

Live Reconnaissance in the Atlantic Basin

2015 Developmental Recon System Now Online

Track NASA Global Hawk sondes and all Air Force and NOAA missions in our new experimental recon system.
Many features not yet available in new system. Use cautiously! Current system below will remain operational until 2015.

Live Atlantic recon in the last 30 minutes...

Air Force High Density (HDOB) Message (URNT15)
Updated on our site 7 minutes ago

Air Force Tropical RECCO Observation (URNT11)
Updated on our site 22 minutes ago

Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12)
Updated on our site 20 minutes ago

System Status: Updating every minute.
Last Update: September 2, 2014 6:43 GMT

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Live Atlantic recon mapping...

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Live Archive Miss a storm's recon? Easily catch up in our real time archive. If our site misses an ob, add it here.
For a tutorial on how to use our recon system, click here. For a version of our Google Earth recon product that does not automatically fly to the plane's current location and allows you to view multiple missions at once, click here.
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Dropsondes from NASA's Global Hawk UAV do not appear in this recon system. View our experimental system to view that data. NOAA AXBT data does not currently appear in our live system, although you can decode the data manually in our decoder. It will eventually appear in our new recon system. Raw NOAA AXBT data.