Hurricane Hunters hunt Atmospheric Rivers

1st Lt. Tim Viere, pilot for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., steers a WC-130J "Hurricane Hunter" aircraft during an atmospheric river reconnaissance mission from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nev., Jan. 31, 2021. The 53rd WRS is part of the Air Force Reserve's 403rd Wing and is the only unit of its kind in the Department of Defense.

1st Lt. Tim Viere, pilot for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., steers a WC-130J “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft during an atmospheric river reconnaissance mission from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nev., Jan. 31, 2021. The 53rd WRS is part of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing and is the only unit of its kind in the Department of Defense. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kristen Pittman)

1st Lt. Tim Viere, pilot for the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, Miss., steers a WC-130J “Hurricane Hunter” aircraft during an atmospheric river reconnaissance mission from Reno-Tahoe International Airport, Nev., Jan. 31, 2021. The 53rd WRS is part of the Air Force Reserve’s 403rd Wing and is the only unit of its kind in the Department of Defense.

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