- from Hurricanes
Sometimes weather forecasters have difficult decisions to make about hurricane evacuations. Then they can turn to daring pilots known as hurricane hunters.
These pilots follow hurricanes, using planes filled with weather instruments. Their mission is to fly straight into the eye and measure the force of the hurricane. Then they send valuable information back to weather centers. On their bumpy ride, they pass through dark, swirling clouds where winds whirl at 90 to 100 mph.