Hurricane Hunters Fly Winter Storms

While deployed in support of the National Weather Service in February, flightline personnel ensured aircraft were prepared to fly winter storm missions by de-icing them. The 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron Hurricane Hunters collect data ahead of winter storms to improve the accuracy of forecast models by 10 percent. In addition to Pacific storms, the squadron flies winter storms along the eastern seaboard, sometimes called nor?easters, which often form during the months of December to the end of April. (U.S. Air Force Photo/Master Sgt. Randy Bynon)

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