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Aerial Reconnaissance for the North Atlantic in 1997

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Other basins in 1997: East & Central Pacific

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Named Storms

July 1 - July 2
Highest Flight Level Wind: 54 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 40 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1000 mb (extrap)
2 Missions

July 10 - July 11
Highest Flight Level Wind: 47 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 30 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1010 mb (extrap)
2 Missions

July 13 - July 15
Highest Flight Level Wind: 50 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 45 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1003 mb (extrap)
4 Missions

July 16 - July 25
Highest Flight Level Wind: 82 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 75 knots
Lowest MSLP: 984 mb (extrap)
11 Missions

September 5 - September 9
Highest Flight Level Wind: 111 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 80 knots
Lowest MSLP: 946 mb
12 Missions


July 17 - July 19
Highest Flight Level Wind: 36 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 40 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1009 mb (extrap)
4 Missions

Suspect Areas

No available data.

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)