Hurricane Hunters, who were flying in Hurricane Fiona to collect environmental data, repositioned toward the center of the storm over St Croix on Wednesday, September 21, according to the 403rd Wing Public Affairs.
The Air Force Reserve explained that the “measurements and information from the aircraft aid in finding the basic aspects of the storm direction, speed, and intensity” to provide “better environmental data for the models to use in both track and intensity forecasting.”
This video was posted by the 403rd Wing Air Force Reserve, who said it was taken above St Croix on Wednesday.
The National Hurricane Center said the storm was expected to move north toward Bermuda. Credit: 403rd Wing Air Force Reserve via Storyful