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Reconnaissance Archive

Select a storm to view reconnaissance data for that system. To select data for a different year, select a year below the list of storms for the latest available year. This archive updates in real time.

North Atlantic Basin in 2017

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Named Storms

Cindy
June 20 - June 22
Highest Flight Level Wind: 62 knots
3 Missions

Don
July 18 - July 19
Highest Flight Level Wind: 38 knots
2 Missions

Franklin
August 7 - August 10
Highest Flight Level Wind: 89 knots
7 Missions

Harvey
August 18 - Yesterday
Highest Flight Level Wind: 47 knots
3 Missions


Depressions

Two
June 19
Highest Flight Level Wind: 33 knots
1 Mission

Three
June 20
Highest Flight Level Wind: 46 knots
1 Mission

Nine
August 17 - Yesterday
Highest Flight Level Wind: 40 knots
2 Missions


Suspect Areas

First (AA)
June 19 - June 20
Highest Flight Level Wind: 39 knots
1 Mission

Second (BB)
July 17 - July 18
Highest Flight Level Wind: 45 knots
1 Mission



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.



Reconnaissance Archive Description
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.

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