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Drones into Hurricane Edouard

2 years 2 months 2 weeks ago September 16, 2014 Sep 16, 2014 Tuesday, September 16 2014 September 16, 2014 6:37 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

MIAMI, FLORIDA- Scientists with NOAA launched unmanned drones into Hurricane Edouard in the Atlantic in hopes of collecting data that would help forecasters understand what makes storms strengthen while others fizzled out.

They were launched from hurricane hunter aircraft and will spend hours descending through the storm to the lowest point of the hurricane where planes can't fly.

NOAA says the 3-foot, 7-pound drones will be tested during the peak of hurricane season thanks to some additional funding.

Edouard is no threat to land and is now a Category 2 storm.

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