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Aerial Reconnaissance for the North Atlantic in 2011

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Other basins in 2011: East & Central Pacific | West Pacific

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Named Storms

Arlene
June 28 - June 30
Highest Flight Level Wind: 64 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 66 knots
Lowest MSLP: 996 mb (extrap)
3 Missions

Bret
July 17 - July 20
Highest Flight Level Wind: 62 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 60 knots
Lowest MSLP: 997 mb
7 Missions

Don
July 27 - July 30
Highest Flight Level Wind: 54 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 46 knots
Lowest MSLP: 996 mb (extrap)
6 Missions

Emily
July 31 - August 7
Highest Flight Level Wind: 54 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 51 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1003 mb
14 Missions

Gert
August 14 - August 15
Highest Flight Level Wind: 61 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 54 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1002 mb
2 Missions

Harvey
August 17 - August 20
Highest Flight Level Wind: 63 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 61 knots
Lowest MSLP: 997 mb
5 Missions

Irene
August 20 - August 28
Highest Flight Level Wind: 116 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 94 knots
Lowest MSLP: 942 mb
36 Missions

Katia
September 6 - September 7
Highest Flight Level Wind: 114 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 81 knots
Lowest MSLP: 962 mb
3 Missions

Lee
September 1 - September 3
Highest Flight Level Wind: 58 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 42 knots
Lowest MSLP: 990 mb
5 Missions

Maria
September 8 - September 15
Highest Flight Level Wind: 73 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 51 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1001 mb
7 Missions

Nate
September 7 - September 11
Highest Flight Level Wind: 82 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 55 knots
Lowest MSLP: 995 mb (extrap)
7 Missions

Ophelia
September 23 - September 29
Highest Flight Level Wind: 60 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 62 knots
Lowest MSLP: 995 mb
8 Missions

Rina
October 23 - October 28
Highest Flight Level Wind: 106 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 119 knots
Lowest MSLP: 966 mb
15 Missions

Sean
November 10
Highest Flight Level Wind: 63 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 52 knots
Lowest MSLP: 983 mb
1 Mission


Depressions

No available data.

Suspect Areas

Ninth (JJ)
October 17
1 Mission



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)