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Weather Talk: Hurricane Center to use drones to collect data

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The National Hurricane Center has plans for using drones to measure pressure and wind during this year’s hurricane season. 

The automatic flying machines, called Coyotes, will be dropped out of hurricane hunter WP-3 aircraft from 10,000 to 12,000 feet. The drone’s spring-loaded wings will lock into place, and its small electric motor will allow speeds up to 70 mph. 

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