New series on Hurricane Hunters premieres tonight

Keesler’s world-renowned Hurricane Hunters, the group of meteorologists that flies directly into the eye of a hurricane, will be the subject of a new series making its debut tonight on The Weather Channel.

“Hurricane Hunters” will premiere this evening at 8 with back-to-back episodes on The Weather Channel.

The program, which was filmed in November 2011, will follow the missions of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, an Air Force Reserve unit based at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi.

The series: To read more about the series, click here.

The unit: To read more about the Hurricane Hunters, courtesy of the 403rd Wing web site, click here.

News and notes

Shrimp Bowl: A Biloxi High School junior or senior has a chance to serve as queen of the upcoming Shrimp Bowl, but time is running out to apply. To learn more, click here.

Council meeting: The Biloxi City Council faces an agenda of three issues during its meeting on Tuesday afternoon. Among the measures are a city appropriation of $8,000 for the Fourth of July fireworks, and a request for Harrison County to make repairs to a walking track at the Margaret Sherry Library. To see the agenda, click here.