Two ‘Hurricane Hunter’ aircraft will visit New England on Monday, opening for public tours during the afternoon.
These planes fly into hurricanes to sample weather conditions, providing critical information to forecasters.
The visit is part of the annual Hurricane Awareness Tour, preparing coastal residents for the start of hurricane season on June 1.
The tours last from 2 to 5 p.m. at Quonset State Airport in North Kingstown, Rhode Island. You’ll be able to meet the pilots and flight crew, see the planes, and also talk with hurricane forecasters.
Even though the last hurricane to make landfall in New England was Bob in 1991, another storm will strike the area at some point. It’s just a matter of when, making preparedness each season key.