Hurricane Sam
Lt. Col. Ryan Rickert and Maj. Joyce Hirai, 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron aerial reconnaissance weather officers, discuss the weather data as the Hurricane Hunters fly into Hurricane Sam, Sept. 27, 2021. Hurricane Sam had downgraded to a category 3 hurricane when the AF Reserve Hurricane Hunters entered, but was intensifying before they headed back. The Hurricane Hunters gather data weather data from dropsondes and aircraft sensors, which is given to the National Hurricane Center to assist them with their forecasts and storm warnings. (U.S. Air Force photo by Jessica L. Kendziorek)

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Photo by: Jessica L. Kendziorek |  VIRIN: 210927-F-WF462-1054.JPG