US hur­ri­cane hun­ters set up in Ire­land

Irish Sunday Mirror - - NEWS -

A UNITED States “hur­ri­cane hunter” air­craft and a team of storm chasers have set up camp in Ire­land.

They are us­ing the coun­try as their base as they un­der­take weather re­con­nais­sance mis­sions over the North At­lantic.

The Na­tional Oceanic and At­mo­spheric Ad­min­is­tra­tion Lock­heed WP-3D Orion, known as Ker­mit, ar­rived from Florida via Canada and will be based at Shan­non Air­port for the next month.

A spokesman said “Ire­land was cho­sen be­cause its lo­ca­tion al­lows us to reach the larger win­ter storms in the North At­lantic.”

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