Product: Air Force Vortex Message (URNT12 KNHC) Transmitted: 29th day of the month at 02:24Z Aircraft: Air Force Aircraft (Last 3 digits of the tail number are 308) Storm Number & Year: 18L in 2012 Storm Name: Sandy (flight in the North Atlantic basin) Mission Number: 22 Observation Number: 15 A. Time of Center Fix: 29th day of the month at 1:54:20Z B. Center Fix Coordinates: 34°21'N 70°50'W (34.35N 70.8333W) (View map) B. Center Fix Location: 274 miles (441 km) to the ESE (103°) from Cape Hatteras, NC, USA. C. Minimum Height at Standard Level: 2,652m (8,701ft) at 700mb D. Estimated (by SFMR or visually) Maximum Surface Wind: 61kts (~ 70.2mph) E. Location of the Estimated Maximum Surface Wind: 85 nautical miles (98 statute miles) to the SW (225°) of center fix F. Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: From 284° at 89kts (From the WNW at ~ 102.4mph) G. Location of Maximum Flight Level Wind Inbound: 123 nautical miles (142 statute miles) to the SW (229°) of center fix H. Minimum Sea Level Pressure: 951mb (28.08 inHg) I. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Outside Eye: 7°C (45°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,051m (10,010ft) J. Maximum Flight Level Temp & Pressure Altitude Inside Eye: 14°C (57°F) at a pressure alt. of 3,049m (10,003ft) K. Dewpoint Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): 9°C (48°F) K. Sea Surface Temp (collected at same location as temp inside eye): Not Available L. Eye Character: Open in the southeast M. Eye Shape & Diameter: Circular with a diameter of 23 nautical miles (26 statute miles) N. Fix Determined By: Penetration, Radar, Wind, Pressure and Temperature N. Fix Level: 700mb O. Navigational Fix Accuracy: 0.02 nautical miles O. Meteorological Accuracy: 1 nautical mile Remarks Section: Maximum Flight Level Wind: 102kts (~ 117.4mph) in the south quadrant at 1:03:30Z
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