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Aerial Reconnaissance in the North Atlantic


Select a storm to view reconnaissance data for that system. To select data for a different year, select a year below the list of storms for the latest available year. This archive updates in real time.

North Atlantic Basin in 2018

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Named Storms

Alberto
May 25 - May 28
Highest Flight Level Wind: 64 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 62 knots
Lowest MSLP: 991 mb
6 Missions

Beryl
July 8
1 Mission

Chris
July 7 - July 10
Highest Flight Level Wind: 88 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 74 knots
Lowest MSLP: 980 mb
11 Missions

Florence
September 8 - September 14
Highest Flight Level Wind: 143 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 125 knots
Lowest MSLP: 942 mb
21 Missions

Gordon
September 3 - September 5
Highest Flight Level Wind: 63 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 56 knots
Lowest MSLP: 996 mb (extrap)
6 Missions

Isaac
September 12 - September 15
Highest Flight Level Wind: 62 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 57 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1005 mb
5 Missions

Kirk
September 26 - September 29
Highest Flight Level Wind: 63 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 57 knots
Lowest MSLP: 999 mb
6 Missions

Michael
October 7 - October 10
Highest Flight Level Wind: 152 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 138 knots
Lowest MSLP: 922 mb
15 Missions


Depressions

No available data.

Suspect Areas

First (AA)
September 13
1 Mission

Second (BB)
September 25 - September 26
Highest Flight Level Wind: 21 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 30 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1016 mb (extrap)
1 Mission



Non-Tasked Missions


Any mission that has not been tasked by the National Hurricane Center will appear in the archive at the link above. Research missions, including ones that are tropical, and winter missions will appear in this section of the archive.


Airborne Expendable Bathythermograph (AXBT) Data


Dropped from aircraft, once an AXBT is in the water this expendable instrument drops a sensor deep into the water column measuring water temperature at various depths.