- from Hurricanes
Sometimes weather forecasters have tough decisions to make about hurricane evacuations. The scientists can get help from brave pilots called hurricane hunters.
Using planes filled with weather instruments, these pilots follow hurricanes. Their job is to fly into the eye and measure the force of the hurricane. Then they send back valuable information. It’s a bumpy ride: they pass through dark, swirling clouds where winds whirl at 90 or 100 mph.