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Aerial Reconnaissance for the North Atlantic in 1996

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Named Storms

Arthur
June 17 - June 19
Highest Flight Level Wind: 45 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 40 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1004 mb (extrap)
4 Missions

Bertha
July 7 - July 13
Highest Flight Level Wind: 122 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 90 knots
Lowest MSLP: 960 mb
16 Missions

Cesar
July 25 - July 28
Highest Flight Level Wind: 74 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 65 knots
Lowest MSLP: 989 mb (extrap)
5 Missions

Dolly
August 19 - August 23
Highest Flight Level Wind: 78 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 60 knots
Lowest MSLP: 989 mb (extrap)
6 Missions

Edouard
August 26 - September 2
Highest Flight Level Wind: 140 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 110 knots
Lowest MSLP: 934 mb
18 Missions

Fran
August 29 - September 6
Highest Flight Level Wind: 114 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 95 knots
Lowest MSLP: 946 mb
17 Missions

Hortense
September 6 - September 9
Highest Flight Level Wind: 89 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 75 knots
Lowest MSLP: 986 mb (extrap)
8 Missions

Josephine
October 4 - October 8
Highest Flight Level Wind: 74 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 70 knots
Lowest MSLP: 981 mb (extrap)
10 Missions

Kyle
October 11 - October 12
Highest Flight Level Wind: 49 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 50 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1001 mb (extrap)
2 Missions

Lili
October 15 - October 20
Highest Flight Level Wind: 112 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 75 knots
Lowest MSLP: 960 mb
11 Missions

Marco
November 16 - November 26
Highest Flight Level Wind: 71 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 60 knots
Lowest MSLP: 983 mb (extrap)
18 Missions


Depressions

No available data.

Suspect Areas

First (AA)
May 19 - May 22
Highest Flight Level Wind: 42 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1004 mb (extrap)
3 Missions




Recon data on our site is raw. The raw observations will contain errors at times. The dates above represent the period over which reconnaissance took place, not the duration of the storm. The first date is the date of the first mission and the last date is the date of the last mission. All other observations noted on this archive page come solely from vortex messages, if available. Since this data is more likely to have been reviewed, we use it rather than using any other products on this summary page. It will still sometimes be erroneous. Additionally, our site will not always decode the most significant observations. If that occurs, they will not be reflected here. The highest flight level wind will usually be from the highest flight level wind remark in the remarks section, though it may come from item F, which is where the maximum inbound flight level wind is reported. The highest estimated surface wind is either from item D, the highest surface wind on the inbound leg, or from the highest surface wind remark if available. The surface wind is estimated either by SFMR or visually. The lowest mean sea level pressure (MSLP) comes from item H. If it was extrapolated, rather than measured by a dropsonde, it will be noted if it was noted as such in the vortex message.

Once a suspect area strengthens into a depression or named storm, or a depression strengthens into a named storm, we manually associate the recon that was done into that storm when it was weaker with the name of the highest level of development it achieved. (depression number or named storm)