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What hurricane hunters see inside Hurricane Irma

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Posted at 9:20 AM, Sep 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-06 12:18:54-04

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration flies airplanes into hurricanes and tropical storms on a regular basis.

It's not every day, however, they fly into a Category 5 storm and one of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic.

On September 5, aerospace engineer Nick Underwood filmed inside Hurricane Irma from NOAA's WP-3D Orion.

Source: Video of plane flying into Hurricane Irma's eye by Newsflare on Rumble

Meteorologists and other scientists fly into these storms to get a better understanding of a storm's strength and where it's headed.

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