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Aerial Reconnaissance for the North Atlantic in 2008

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Other basins in 2008: East & Central Pacific | West Pacific

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Named Storms

Bertha
July 11 - July 14
Highest Flight Level Wind: 99 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 72 knots
Lowest MSLP: 976 mb
4 Missions

Cristobal
July 19 - July 21
Highest Flight Level Wind: 58 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 59 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1004 mb
4 Missions

Dolly
July 16 - July 23
Highest Flight Level Wind: 92 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 70 knots
Lowest MSLP: 964 mb
19 Missions

Edouard
August 3 - August 5
Highest Flight Level Wind: 68 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 63 knots
Lowest MSLP: 996 mb
4 Missions

Fay
August 12 - August 23
Highest Flight Level Wind: 63 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 59 knots
Lowest MSLP: 989 mb
28 Missions

Gustav
August 25 - September 3
Highest Flight Level Wind: 143 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 108 knots
Lowest MSLP: 941 mb
29 Missions

Hanna
August 31 - September 6
Highest Flight Level Wind: 90 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 67 knots
Lowest MSLP: 978 mb
12 Missions

Ike
September 5 - September 15
Highest Flight Level Wind: 129 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 114 knots
Lowest MSLP: 944 mb
37 Missions

Kyle
September 21 - September 28
Highest Flight Level Wind: 82 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 77 knots
Lowest MSLP: 991 mb (extrap)
17 Missions

Marco
October 6
Highest Flight Level Wind: 61 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 52 knots
Lowest MSLP: 998 mb (extrap)
1 Mission

Omar
October 13 - October 16
Highest Flight Level Wind: 132 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 113 knots
Lowest MSLP: 959 mb
5 Missions

Paloma
November 5 - November 8
Highest Flight Level Wind: 142 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 128 knots
Lowest MSLP: 939 mb (extrap)
12 Missions


Depressions

Sixteen
October 14
Highest Flight Level Wind: 34 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 33 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1003 mb (extrap)
1 Mission


Suspect Areas

Sixth (GG)
September 24 - September 26
Highest Flight Level Wind: 59 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 59 knots
Lowest MSLP: 991 mb
3 Missions



Non-Tasked Missions


Any mission that has not been tasked by the National Hurricane Center will appear in the archive at the link above. Research missions, including ones that are tropical, and winter missions will appear in this section of the archive.



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)