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Hurricane Hunters
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     challenging words:    airsick, downdrafts, dropsonde, eyewall, preservers, mile-long, copilot, turbulence, navigator, bailing, websites, pinpoint, transmitter, donut, adventurous, engineer
     content words:    Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Air Force Reserve, Hurricane Hunters, National Weather Center


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Hurricane Hunters
By Sharon Fabian
  

1     Aviators with the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron (53rd WRS) of the U.S. Air Force Reserve fly right into the eye of a hurricane. Since 1944, this group, known as the Hurricane Hunters, has been flying into hurricanes to get data that can't be gotten any other way. Even modern radar and satellites can't obtain the life saving information that these adventurous airmen send back.
 
2     The Hurricane Hunters send back information about the wind speed, air pressure, and temperature in a hurricane. They can pinpoint the pressure center of the hurricane. They look for drops in the pressure, which are signs that a storm is strengthening. The Hurricane Hunters have improved the forecasting of hurricanes, and they make it possible to issue earlier warnings that may save people's lives.
 
3     A Hurricane Hunter's plane carries a crew of five to fifteen people, including the flight crew and meteorologists. This may include a pilot, a copilot, a flight engineer, and a navigator, a chief meteorologist, a dropsonde operator, and a weather officer.

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