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Monitoring the Aviation Impacts of Hurricane Florence

Monitoring the Aviation Impacts of Hurricane Florence

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The National Hurricane Center is forecasting that Hurricane Florence will be an ‘extremely dangerous major hurricane when it nears the U.S. coast’ sometime Friday. Airports in the areas expected to be hit hardest by the hurricane have already begun to cancel flights beginning late Wednesday and on Tuesday, Boeing moved any flyable 787 from its production facility in South Carolina to Washington.

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Tracking flights in the storm area

Airports to Watch

Our airport database includes arrival and departure boards as well as current and historical weather readings so you’ll be able to see how Florence is affecting individual airports.

Coastal airports

Wilmington, North Carolina (ILM/KILM)

Myrtle Beach (MYR/KMYR)

Charleston (CHS/KCHS)

Hilton Head (HHH/KHXD)

Other airports likely to be affected

The following list is by no means exhaustive. Hurricane Florence is a large storm and its path is still uncertain. As the storm nears landfall, we’ll be updating this list. For a graphic overview of delays and cancellations, you can use our Delay view.

Richmond (RIC/KRIC)

Norfolk (ORF/KORF)

Raleigh-Durham (RDU/KRDU)

Charlotte (CLT/KCLT)

Columbia (CAE/KCAE)

Greenville-Spartanburg (GSP/KGSP)

Atlanta (ATL/KATL)

Hurricane hunting

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is sending its Gulfstream IV and WP-3D aircraft to survey the storm. The Gulfstream N49RF (NOAA49) flies above the storm to help forecast its future path, while the WP-3D N42RF (NOAA42) flies directly through the storm collecting data.

The map below shows only NOAA aircraft. When NOAA aircraft are active they will be visible on the map.

For the most up to data information on the storm, visit the National Hurricane Center’s website.

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