NHC Liaison

At the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, Florida, the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron has a small group of Air Force Reserve civilians who have a very big job, with an even bigger name: Chief, Aerial Reconnaissance Coordination, All Hurricanes (or CARCAH for short). The keyword is definitely coordination, as CARCAH is the bridge between the Hurricane Specialists at NHC and the flying squadron. Every day they must publish the Tropical Cyclone Plan of the Day, which informs the world of our intention to fly weather reconnaissance missions. In addition, whenever a mission is being flown, they are on duty around the clock, acting as a ground station monitor to relay information instantly between the airborne meteorologist and NHC's forecasters.

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