Hurricane Hunter Flight Reports

VORTEX REPORT
LATEST VORTEX DATA MESSAGE
MISSION IDENTIFIER AF302 0318A PHILIPPE
STORM IDENTIFIER VORTEX DATA MESSAGE AL182017
OBSERVATION NUMBER 04
AGENCY OPERATING FLIGHT AIR FORCE RESERVE
TAIL NUMBER OF AIRCRAFT 302 WC-130J HERCULES
NUMBER OF MISSIONS FLOWN ON THIS STORM 03
NAME OF STORM SYSTEM PHILIPPE
DEPRESSION NUMBER 18A
DATA AND TIME (UTC) OF FIX 29/05:23:40Z
LATITUDE AND LONGITUDE OF CENTER 24 deg 33 min N 082 deg 04 min W
MIN HEIGHT AT STANDARD LEVEL 850 mb 1414 m
MAX SURFACE WIND OBESRVED (INBOUND LEG) 38 kt
       BEARING AND RANGE FROM CENTER 015 deg 42 nm
MAX FLT LEVEL WIND OBSERVED (INBOUND LEG) 299 deg 44 kt
       BEARING AND RANGE FROM CENTER 242 deg 10 nm
MIN SEA LEVEL PRESSURE 1001 Millibars or 29.55 Inches
MAX FLT LEVEL TEMP OUTSIDE EYE WALL 18 C / 1526 m
MAX FLT LEVEL TEMP NEAR CENTER 19 C / 1520 m
DEWPOINT TEMPERATURE 15 C / NA
EYE WALL STRUCTURE NA
EYE SHAPE DIAMETER AND ORIENTATION EYE HAS NO FORM OR NOT REPORTED
FIX DETERMINED BY PENETRATION WIND PRESSURE
CENTER FIX DETERMINED AT LEVEL 850 mb
NAV / MET  ERRORS 0.02 / 3 nm
REMARKS MAX FL WIND 44 KT 242 / 10 NM 05:04:00Z CNTR DROPSONDE SFC WIND 235 / 9 KT MAX FL TEMP 21 C 218 / 21 NM FROM FL CNTR ;

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