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NASA Global Hawk takes off from Virginia’s Wallops Flight Facility

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – This morning, one of NASA’s NASAHS3 Global Hawk aircraft took flight from Virginia-based NASA’s Wallops Flight Facility. This aircraft is on its way to investigate a developing tropical system in the central Atlantic while flying high above the storm itself. Track the high-flier here: http://asp-tracker.s3-website-us-east-1.amazonaws.com/

This system will likely be designated Tropical Depression 14 at any time, and will probably become Tropical Storm and then Hurricane Nadine through the rest of this week. However, this system is expected to take a turn northward before getting close to the U.S.

CLICK HERE to see photos of one of the Hawks when it landed at Wallops last week.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the Global Hawk hurricane mission from Wallops.

Meteorologist Carrie Rose
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