WATCH: “Hurricane Hunters” in action for Dorian

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    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) relies on information from “hurricane hunters” to determine the strength, speed and direction of storms and hurricanes.

    These “hurricane hunters” are aircrews that fly into systems to gather weather data.

    For the NOAA, they are the United States Air Force Reserve’s 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Hunters.

    One commonly used aircraft is nicknamed “Kermit”.

    Here it is in action for Hurricane Dorian.

    One sub-division of the NOAA is the National Hurricane Centre, which disseminates information on storms and hurricanes, including information gathered by “hurricane hunters”.