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5.17.10 Weeks 1 and 2 Mission Summaries

5/1 – DOWN

5/2 – DOWN

5/3 – Travel to Woodward, Oklahoma

5/4 – DOWN – Woodward, OK

5/5 – Travel to Hays, KS

5/6 – GO – Intercepted elevated supercell near Oberlin, KS.  The unmanned aircraft had its first flight with VORTEX2!

5/7 – Travel to Amarillo, TX

5/8 – DOWN – Laundry day!

5/9 – Travel to Perry, OK

5/10 – GO – Tornado outbreak in central Oklahoma.  Intercepted supercell, but fast moving storms made deployment difficult.

5/11 – GO – Intercepted two supercells south of Woodward, OK.  Weatherford, OK was lodging.

5/12 – GO – Intercepted high-precipitation supercell in SW Oklahoma – brief tornado formed near Clinton, OK.  Lodging in Wichita Falls, TX.

5/13 – Travel to Midland, TX

5/14 – GO – cells near Monohans, TX.  Road network poor until late in the life of the storm.

5/16 – Travel – Lubbock, TX.

Summary:  6 days of operations so far.