Hurricane Hunter Flight Reports

VORTEX REPORT
LATEST VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
MISSION IDENTIFIER AF307 1915A MARIA
STORM IDENTIFIER VORTEX DATA MESSAGE AL152017
OBSERVATION NUMBER 18
AGENCY OPERATING FLIGHT AIR FORCE RESERVE
TAIL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT 307 WC-130J HERCULES
NUMBER OF MISSIONS FLOWN ON THIS STORM 19
NAME OF STORM SYSTEM MARIA
DEPRESSION NUMBER 15A
DATA AND TIME (UTC) OF FIX 24/14:40:20Z
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF CENTER 28 deg 43 min N 072 deg 55 min W
MIN HEIGHT AT STANDARD LEVEL 700 mb 2626 m
MAX SURFACE WIND OBESRVED (INBOUND LEG) 69 kt
       BEARING AND RANGE FROM CENTER 223 deg 23 nm
MAX FLT LEVEL WIND OBSERVED (INBOUND LEG) 310 deg 82 kt
       BEARING AND RANGE FROM CENTER 224 deg 28 nm
MIN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE 947 Millibars or 27.96 Inches
MAX FLT LEVEL TEMP OUTSIDE EYE WALL 13 C / 3059 m
MAX FLT LEVEL TEMP NEAR CENTER 16 C / 3051 m
DEWPOINT TEMPERATURE 15 C / NA
EYE WALL STRUCTURE CLOSED
EYE SHAPE DIAMETER AND ORIENTATION CIRCULAR - Diameter 30 NM
FIX DETERMINED BY PENETRATION RADAR WIND PRESSURE TEMPERATURE
CENTER FIX DETERMINED AT LEVEL 700 mb
NAV / MET  ERRORS 0.02 / 1.5 nm
REMARKS MAX FL WIND 101 KT 149 / 44 NM 11:50:00Z MAX OUTBOUND FL WIND 99 KT 049 / 18 NM 14:46:00Z CNTR DROPSONDE SFC WIND 175 / 8 KT ;

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