Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hurricane Forecast Improvements

Ten years of atmospheric science and forecasting improvements makes a big difference. Efforts to improve hurricane forecasts in the last decade are shown in the image below. To the left is the hurricane Katrina three-day forecasted path using 2015 technology and science. The right is the forecast issued three-days before Katrina in 2005. The cone of uncertainty is much smaller.

You can read more about improved hurricane forecasts here.

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