RAINFALL AMOUNTS ABOUT 5 TO 7 INCHES BUT THERE COULD BE 10 TO INCHES BUT THERE COULD BE 10 TO 20 INCHES ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND. 20 INCHES ACROSS THE BIG ISLAND. FLORENCE IS THE BIG STORY AND FLORENCE IS THE BIG STORY AND ONE OF THE RARE OCCURRENCES THAT ONE OF THE RARE OCCURRENCES THAT YOU GET TO GO THROUGH AS A YOU GET TO GO THROUGH AS A METEOROLOGIST, IS TO FLY ON A METEOROLOGIST, IS TO FLY ON A HURRICANE HUNTER. HURRICANE HUNTER. DYLAN IS IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA. DYLAN IS IN LAKELAND, FLORIDA. YOU GOT A CHANCE TO DO THAT, YOU GOT A CHANCE TO DO THAT, DYLAN. DYLAN. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE? WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?>>Reporter: AL, IT WAS>>Reporter: AL, IT WAS EVERYTHING I IMAGINED AS A EVERYTHING I IMAGINED AS A METEOROLOGIST. METEOROLOGIST. IT WAS SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY TO IT WAS SUCH AN OPPORTUNITY TO FLY WITH NOAA’S HURRICANE FLY WITH NOAA’S HURRICANE HUNTERS. HUNTERS. THE MISSION WE WERE ON, WE DID THE MISSION WE WERE ON, WE DID NOT FLY INTO THE STORM. NOT FLY INTO THE STORM. WE FLEW OUT TO FLORENCE AND WE FLEW OUT TO FLORENCE AND CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE STORM ALL CIRCUMNAVIGATED THE STORM ALL THE WAY. THE WAY. WE WERE ON A GULF STREAM G4, A WE WERE ON A GULF STREAM G4, A TINY PLANE WITH COMPUTER TINY PLANE WITH COMPUTER EQUIPMENT. EQUIPMENT. THE DATA WE COLLECTED WENT THE DATA WE COLLECTED WENT DIRECTLY INTO THE COMPUTER DIRECTLY INTO THE COMPUTER MODELS THAT AL SHOWED YOU THIS MODELS THAT AL SHOWED YOU THIS MORNING. MORNING. WE BASICALLY TOOK A PICTURE OF WE BASICALLY TOOK A PICTURE OF THE ATMOSPHERE AHEAD OF THE THE ATMOSPHERE AHEAD OF THE STORM SO THAT WE CAN BETTER STORM SO THAT WE CAN BETTER PREDICT THE PATH AS IT MOVES PREDICT THE PATH AS IT MOVES WESTWARD. WESTWARD. THE MISSION IS ALL ABOUT THESE. THE MISSION IS ALL ABOUT THESE. THESE ARE THE DROPS FROM THE THESE ARE THE DROPS FROM THE PLANE THAT GO EVERY 20 MINUTE. PLANE THAT GO EVERY 20 MINUTE. AS THEY FALL, THEY GET PRESSURE, AS THEY FALL, THEY GET PRESSURE, TEMPERATURE, WIND SPEED AND TEMPERATURE, WIND SPEED AND DIRECTION. DIRECTION. EACH OF THESE COST $800. EACH OF THESE COST $800. WE DROPPED 30 OF THEM FROM OUR WE DROPPED 30 OF THEM FROM OUR PLANE ALONE. PLANE ALONE. BUT THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT BUT THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT IS PRICELESS. IS PRICELESS. AS THE FORECAST IS MORE AS THE FORECAST IS MORE ACCURATE, IT SAVES MONEY AND ACCURATE, IT SAVES MONEY AND SAVES LIVES SO PEOPLE IN THE SAVES LIVES SO PEOPLE IN THE PATH OF THE STORM CAN BETTER PATH OF THE STORM CAN BETTER PREPARE. PREPARE.>>YESTERDAY, FROM THE 11:00>>YESTERDAY, FROM THE 11:00 BRIEFING TO THE 12:00 NOON, BRIEFING TO THE 12:00 NOON, BECAUSE OF THE INFORMATION OF BECAUSE OF THE INFORMATION OF THE HURRICANE HUNTERS, THEY THE HURRICANE HUNTERS, THEY JUMPED IT FROM A CATEGORY 2 TO A