Storm Hunter
(Veteran Storm Chaser)
Sat Sep 06 2008 04:03 PM
Re: Hanna Landfall at the SC/NC Border, Ike Going West Southwest

well we have missions 03 - 06 going on right now for ike. An AF Recon is now almost due east of Daytona Beach at 30kft droping dropsondes... while the G-IV in north of Ike now droping dropsondes and an AR Recon is flying in Ike right now at 10kft... while the NOAA plane is heading to the base in the islands.. we should have good data for tonights models...


That´s the last confirmation for a potent cat. 4 and a significant intensification during the last hours: A dropsonde in the NE- wall reported 124 kt at the surface!

agree... the dropsonde hit 182mph at 827mb (roughly around 4kft above the surface) and showed an avg. of 150mph winds from 3-5kft. **cool to see the GPS Dropsonde traveled about 9.2miles from its launch location til it hit the water** in about 4 mins from launch from 10kft to it hit water 9 miles away

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