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Issued: 6:00 AM CDT Jul. 27, 2016 – National Weather Service

... On this date in weather history...

In 1926, a hurricane came inland near Daytona Beach
Florida, causing $2.5 million damage in eastern Florida
including Jacksonville. In 1943, on a whim, and flying a
single engine plane, lieutenant Ralph o'hare and colonel
Duckworth were the first to fly into a hurricane. It
started regular Air Force reconnaissance flights into
hurricanes. Incidently, Ralph o'hare is not the namesake
for o'hare international Airport, which, in 1949, was
named in Honor of Edward o'hare, the navy's first flying
Ace and medal of Honor recipient in world War ii.


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