A National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aircraft has filmed the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma by actually flying inside the storm and posted a clip of the footage on social media.
A National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) aircraft has filmed the massive category 5 Hurricane Irma by actually flying inside the storm and posted a clip of the footage on social media. The stunning video has been recorded from a plane which is flying through the eye of the Hurricane. The video was shared by NOAA’s Hurricane Hunters Twitter page which shows the aircraft moving through this powerful hurricanes, according to FoxNews.
The video shows the airplane making its way through the swirling winds and heavy rainfall that is buffeting the aircraft. As the plane heads forward the scenario begins to change. The clouds takes the lighter shade of gray and then suddenly the footage shows clear sky in a ring formation and no rain. This was the actual eye of the hurricane – an area of relative calm and clear sky surrounded by the most destructive power of winds and clouds all around. The video was captioned as, ” “Video of a flight through the eye of #Irma on #NOAA42. Flights on both the WP-3D Orion and G-IV #NOAA49 continue.”
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The Hurricane Hunters shared the video on Monday of the flying WP-3D which captured the eye of Hurricane Irma for the first time. the video footage has been recorded by Lt. Rob Mitchell. NOAA with the help of these flights tries to get the vital radar readings and also to drop sensors so that forecasters are able to derive the real time data to track the intensity and path of the storm. According to Fox13, NOAA is planning to dispatch more flights in the coming days.