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  1. Inside a hurricane hunter flight as Idalia became a Category 4 storm

    By By Victoria Kennedy, CNN The warning came early. One pilot told me right at the beginning, before we took off, that it would be a really rough ride. He said the storm was intensifying so rapidly that it would have a ton of spin up tornadoes and rough turbulence. He warned me. I f
  2. Here’s why hurricane hunters fly their planes in weird patterns into storms

    By By Allison Chinchar, CNN Meteorologist Have you ever noticed hurricane hunters’ flight patterns shown by meteorologists on TV look like random, odd shapes? Those flight patterns may look like boxes or stars, but they serve specific purposes for each individual storm. Hurricane hu