W C A- f r . •h i mmmmmMm M u<m HURRICAN E HUNTE R HITS TH E ROA D Afte r month s of anticipation, Florida State University meteorol- ogy professor Peter Ray took the Seminole Hurricane Hunter on its maide n voyage in September. The portabl e radar truck set out as Tropical Storm Hanna neared the Panhandl e and set up at the Panam a City Beach pier, where the y spent 24 hours taking wind an d rain measurements. The Seminole Hurricane Hunter is a 10-wheel tractor trailer equipped to take weather measure- Florida State University's Seminole Hurricane Hunter. ments in the middle of hurricanes, tornadoes , and other severe- weather events. The truck's design 5 hurricane. Though Hanna was a presiden t of The Weather Chan- is unique because it employs two weak tropical system Ray too k mea- nel, said the network is looking for tightly linked Doppler radar sys- surement s on the east (and more a way to utilize the trucks. "We tems, including transmitters, receiv- volatile) side of the storm. Ray was want to observe it on-site during a ers, and signal processors, under able to predict the intensity of
Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society – American Meteorological Society
Published: Nov 1, 2002
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