May 6, 2010 Leave a comment
The WC130-J Hurricane Hunter aircraft will be a part of this weekends show. The aircraft provides vital tropical cyclone forecasting information by penetrating tropical cyclones and hurricanes at altitudes ranging from 500-10,000 ft above the ocean surface, depending upon the intensity of the storm. The aircraft’s most important function is to collect high-density, high-accuracy weather data from within the storm’s environment. This includes penetration of the center or hurricane eye of the storm. This vital information is instantly relayed by satellite to the National Hurricane Center to aid in the accurate forecasting of hurricane movement and intensity.
Be sure to check out tuscaloosaairshow.com for all of the details regarding the air show. Also, tune in to 103.3 FM and WVUA-TV for local news coverage of this weekends event!