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What it's really like to fly into a hurricane, and why it's a critical part of your forecast

10 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

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Hurricane hunters have been flying directly into storms for 75 years.
There's no better way to get a clear, accurate picture of how strong and windy a hurricane is.
Scientists in the airplane measure the wind speeds and pressure inside hurricanes. It's information we can't get from satellites.
They also try not to hurl.
Hurricane scientist Jon Zawislak told us what a bumpy ride inside a hurricane is really like.
Before he heads to work, Jon Zawislak sometimes pops a ginger pill in his mouth to settle his stomach. He also prefers to stick to bland foods like pretzels...
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