Tropical Nick Underwood @TheAstroNick / Twitter
Hurricane hunter Nick Underwood posted some incredible pictures and videos of Hurricane Laura during his flight into the storm on August 25th, 2020.
The hurricane was a category 4 storm, which according to the National Hurricane Center it is a highly dangerous storm. Hurricane Laura is a tropical storm that recently tied the record for the strongest hurricane to make landfall in Louisiana. Last time the wind was recorded being that strong was in 1856.
“Laura is the thirteenth tropical cyclone, the twelfth named storm, the fourth hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2020 Atlantic hurricane season,” according to Wikipedia.
Nick made several amazing flights into the hurricane aboard a WC-130J Super Hercules plane where he collected data for the National Hurricane Center. The data collected will be used to study weather patterns and develop more accurate forecast models.
Also, listen to Nick Underwood’s interview with FOX Business speaking about his mission and the preparations his team is making to go back out and do more missions.
Nick is a certified NOAA Hurricane Hunter and Aerospace Engineer. You can follow him on Twitter to learn more about the hurricane and get updated news of what he does.