HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2019

February’s science meeting consisted of four presentations: Paul Reasor - "Estimating Wind Radii from Tail Doppler Radar" John Kaplan - "Gust Factor Distributions in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, a Preliminary Analysis Michael Fischer - "Characteristics of Tropical Cyclone Rapid Intensification Events in Environments of Upper-Tropospheric Troughs" Xiaomin Chen - "Structural Changes Leading to Rapid Intensification … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of February 2019

Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018

The Greater Miami Chapter of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) held their meeting Monday, December 10, 2018 at the AOML Laboratory.  The featured speaker was Brian McNoldy, University of Miami /RSMAS Senior Research Associate and Capital Weather Gang Tropical Meteorologist. Brian presented a seminar on “The 2018 Hurricane Season in Review”. A copy of the … Continue reading Greater Miami AMS Chapter/HRD Seminar – Brian McNoldy, University of Miami/RSMAS – 10 December 2018

55th Anniversary of Hurricane Flora

On the night of October 3, 1963, Hurricane Flora smashed into the southern coast of Haiti.  It raked the country with 145 mph (230 km/hr) winds and dumped tremendous downpours on its mountains.  It would become one of the deadliest and wettest Atlantic hurricanes on record. Flora began as an African easterly wave, moving over … Continue reading 55th Anniversary of Hurricane Flora

Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 10, 2018, 12 PM ET

Monday, September 10, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS-tasked research mission into Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 09:00 AM EDT. 2 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 is flying a butterfly pattern to measure the inner core. The goal is to collect wind, temperature and … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Monday, September 10, 2018, 12 PM ET

Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11 AM ET

Sunday, September 9, 2018 NOAA42: The P-3 is flying an HRD and NESDIS tasked research mission into Florence, that took off from Bermuda this morning at 08:00 AM EDT. 3 HRD scientists are on this mission. The P-3 is flying a butterfly pattern to measure the inner core. The goal is to collect wind data … Continue reading Hurricane Field Program Update – Sunday, September 9, 2018, 11 AM ET

HRD Seminar – Bill Ramstrom, Verisk Weather Solutions – 6 August 2018

Mr. Ramstrom presented a seminar titled "Damage Rates from Insurance Claims for Coastal and Inland Areas in Hurricanes Harvey and Irma". ABSTRACT: Insurance claims data provides a highly detailed view of the geographic patterns of damage in hurricanes. This talk will cover analytics that correlate claims percentages with maximum winds and rainfall during the landfalls … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Bill Ramstrom, Verisk Weather Solutions – 6 August 2018

HRD Director, Frank Marks presents at NOAA’s 2018 Hurricane Season Awareness Webinar Series, 8 May 2018

The webinar was the first in a series of five webinars presented by NOAA’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team (SECART) in advance of the 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season by NOAA specialists from the National Hurricane Center (NHC), the Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML), the National Weather Service Forecast Offices (WFOs) as they provide … Continue reading HRD Director, Frank Marks presents at NOAA’s 2018 Hurricane Season Awareness Webinar Series, 8 May 2018

HRD Seminar – Dr. Jeff Kepert, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia – 23 April 2018

Dr. Kepert presented a seminar titled “Bias correction of tropical cyclone size and structure in the ECMWF global ensemble prediction system". ABSTRACT: Global EPS systems provide very valuable warning of severe weather risk, including tropical cyclones. One limitation arises because the spatial resolution of the EPS is necessarily too coarse to capture the fine details … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Dr. Jeff Kepert, Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia – 23 April 2018

NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 26 February 2018

To demonstrate how tropical cyclone research is used to improve forecast guidance HRD researchers Drs. Frank Marks, Robert Rogers, and Jason Sippel presented summaries of “NOAA’s Hurricane Research”, “Aircraft Observations of Tropical Cyclones”, and  "Tropical Cyclone Modeling and Data Assimilation"  to the World Meteorological Organization Regional Association IV Training Workshop held in the National Hurricane … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Research overview for WMO Region IV Training Workshop, NHC – 26 February 2018