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Aerial Reconnaissance for the North Atlantic in 2017

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Other basins in 2017: East & Central Pacific | West Pacific

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Named Storms

Bret
June 19
Highest Flight Level Wind: 33 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 32 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1009 mb (extrap)
1 Mission

Cindy
June 19 - June 22
Highest Flight Level Wind: 62 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 51 knots
Lowest MSLP: 992 mb
5 Missions

Don
July 17 - July 19
Highest Flight Level Wind: 45 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 39 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1009 mb
3 Missions

Franklin
August 7 - August 10
Highest Flight Level Wind: 89 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 78 knots
Lowest MSLP: 981 mb
7 Missions

Harvey
August 17 - August 29
Highest Flight Level Wind: 129 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 113 knots
Lowest MSLP: 938 mb
22 Missions

Irma
September 3 - September 10
Highest Flight Level Wind: 171 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 160 knots
Lowest MSLP: 915 mb
31 Missions

Jose
September 8 - September 21
Highest Flight Level Wind: 146 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 125 knots
Lowest MSLP: 939 mb
18 Missions

Katia
September 6 - September 9
Highest Flight Level Wind: 89 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 74 knots
Lowest MSLP: 975 mb (extrap)
5 Missions

Maria
September 17 - September 27
Highest Flight Level Wind: 157 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 143 knots
Lowest MSLP: 910 mb
34 Missions

Nate
October 4 - October 10
Highest Flight Level Wind: 89 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 82 knots
Lowest MSLP: 982 mb
15 Missions

Philippe
October 27 - October 29
Highest Flight Level Wind: 44 knots
Highest Est. Surface Wind: 38 knots
Lowest MSLP: 1001 mb
3 Missions


Depressions

Ten
August 28
1 Mission


Suspect Areas

No available data.


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.


Airborne Expendable Bathythermograph (AXBT) Data


Dropped from aircraft, once an AXBT is in the water this expendable instrument drops a sensor deep into the water column measuring water temperature at various depths.



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)