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PUBLIC INFORMATION STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE KEY WEST FL
715 PM EDT TUE APR 14 2015

...THE HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR WILL BE IN MARATHON ON MAY 8TH...

THE 2015 EAST COAST HURRICANE AWARENESS TOUR IS COMING TO THE
FLORIDA KEYS MARATHON AIRPORT ON FRIDAY...MAY 8TH...2015. TWO
HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT WILL BE FEATURED...THE UNITED STATES AIR
FORCE WC-130J TURBOPROP AND NOAA G-IV TWIN TURBOFAN JET.

THE WC-130J HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS ONE OF TEN SUCH AIRCRAFT
USED BY UNITED STATES AIR FORCE RESERVISTS TO FLY DIRECTLY INTO THE
CORE OF HURRICANES TO GATHER DATA IN AN EFFORT TO IMPROVE
PROJECTIONS OF THE STORM`S INTENSITY...SIZE...AND SUBSEQUENT TRACK.
YOU WILL BE ABLE TO BOARD THE WC-130J HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT AND
SPEAK WITH THE CREW.

THE NOAA G-IV HURRICANE HUNTER AIRCRAFT IS A HIGHLY SPECIALIZED
RESEARCH AND OPERATIONAL AIRCRAFT USED TO FLY AT HIGH ALTITUDES
AROUND AND AHEAD OF HURRICANES TO GATHER DATA IN AN EFFORT TO
IMPROVE PROJECTIONS OF THE STORM`S INTENSITY...SIZE...AND SUBSEQUENT
TRACK. YOU WILL BE ABLE TO TOUR THE NOAA G-IV HURRICANE HUNTER
AIRCRAFT AND SPEAK WITH THE CREW.

NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER SPECIALISTS AND METEOROLOGISTS FROM YOUR
FLORIDA KEYS NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE WILL BE ON SITE TO ANSWER ANY
QUESTIONS YOU HAVE ABOUT HURRICANES AND PERSONAL HURRICANE
PREPAREDNESS PLANS. IN ADDITION...EMERGENCY RESPONSE VEHICLES WILL
BE ON DISPLAY FOR YOU TO TOUR.

PUBLIC TOURS WILL TAKE PLACE ON FRIDAY...MAY 8TH...2015...FROM 200
PM EDT UNTIL 500 PM EDT.

FOR MORE INFORMATION...FEEL FREE TO CALL US AT 305-295-1316...VISIT
US ON THE WEB AT WEATHER.GOV/KEY...FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK AT
WWW.FACEBOOK.COM/NWSKEYWEST...OR FOLLOW US ON TWITTER AT
WWW.TWITTER.COM/NWSKEYWEST

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