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Monday
August 20, 2018
17:01 Z

Aerial Reconnaissance in the Eastern North Pacific & Central North Pacific Basins

Map updated with new data on August 20, 2018 17:01 Z. Map has most recent aircraft positions available.   Map: Large | None


East & Central Pacific recon in the last thirty minutes...

United States Air Force
Miss.
#05
Lane (14E) - AF306

High Density (7), Recco (1)

Geopotential Height: 3,191 meters (10,469 feet)
Static Air Pressure: 696.7 mb
Location: 452 statute miles (728 km) to the SE (134°) from Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, HI, USA.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Miss.
#04
Lane (14C) - NOAA2

High Density (5), Dropsonde (6), Recco (24)

Geopotential Height: 2,517 meters (8,258 feet)
Static Air Pressure: 751.5 mb
Location: 551 statute miles (887 km) to the SE (135°) from Hilo, on the island of Hawaii, HI, USA.

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15 product files are currently monitored in this basin.

Last check for data: Monday, Aug. 20, 2018 17:01 Z

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