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WMBF First Alert Weather team spends day with Hurricane Hunters

Marla with TWC Meteorologist Mike Seidel Marla with TWC Meteorologist Mike Seidel

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - The WMBF First Alert Weather team and the Hurricane Hunters have spent quite a bit of time together this week.

Meteorologist Jamie Arnold traveled to Norfolk, VA to meet the hunters, then flew back with the group in a hurricane plane to Myrtle Beach.

“On board the G4 prepping for our flight to #myrtlebeach. This plane flies high altitude around hurricanes,” Jamie tweeted at around 8 a.m. Wednesday.

The aircraft has 4 Rolls Royce turboprops with 4700 horsepower.

The flight from Norfolk to Myrtle Beach lasted about 40 minutes, Jamie said.

Upon arrival at the General Aviation Terminal, the WMBF First Alert Weather team was invited inside a much larger aircraft, the C 130 Hurricane Hunter.

A guest was allowed an exclusive look with Meteorologist Robert Whitehurst.

Then, at 2:30 p.m., an event open to the public was held at the General Aviation Terminal.

The event wrapped up at around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday.

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