Hurricane Sally video: Hurricane Hunter plane flies over the Gulf of Mexico

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In the video above, an NOAA Hurricane Hunter flies over the Gulf of Mexico. (Credit: Lt. Cmdr. Doremus of the NOAA Corps)

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on Monday afternoon sent one if it's turbo prop Hurricane Hunters to Hurricane Sally over the Gulf of Mexico.

The NOAA released video of the trip, which took place on a Lockheed Orion four-engine aircraft -- nicknamed "Miss Piggy." Another aircraft is nicknamed "Kermit."

Lt. Cmdr. Doremus of the NOAA Corps shot the video.

The aircraft was sent to monitor overall conditions, including wind waves and swell.

The NOAA captioned the video, "Sea state seen below NOAA WP-3D Orion N43RF 'Miss Piggy' in Hurricane Sally on Sept. 14, 2020."

Sally was upgraded to a Category 2 hurricane Monday afternoon and is expected to possibly make landfall late Tuesday.