30th Anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert

On September 16, 1988, Hurricane Gilbert made landfall at the Mexican city of La Pesca,Tamaulipas, with winds of 125 mph (200 km/hr).  It had already brought destruction upon the Yucatan peninsula and the Caribbean islands.  Along the way it set a new low-pressure record that would stand for 17 years. Gilbert was a classic Cape … Continue reading 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Gilbert

HRD Seminar – Saiprasanth Balachandran, Purdue University – 5 September 2018

Mr. Balachandran presented a seminar titled “Spatial, temporal, and spectral characteristics of convective asymmetries driving rapid intensity changes in tropical cyclones”. ABSTRACT: Understanding the role of convective asymmetries in influencing a change in tropical cyclone (TC) intensity is a challenging task. The inherent difficulty is because asymmetries can arise from different sources, occur at different … Continue reading HRD Seminar – Saiprasanth Balachandran, Purdue University – 5 September 2018

35th Anniversary of Hurricane Alicia

In the early morning hours of August 18, 1983, Hurricane Alicia made landfall at San Luis Pass, Texas, just southwest of the Galveston area.  Its 115 mph (185 km/hr) winds slammed the high rises of Houston leaving billions of dollars in damage in its wake. Like many tropical storms that form during low-activity years, Alicia … Continue reading 35th Anniversary of Hurricane Alicia

HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2018, Lakeland, FL – 21 June 2018

Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) Program Director Jon Zawislak and HRD Director Frank Marks briefed the Aircraft Operations Center (AOC) personnel at their brand new facility at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport on IFEX plans for 2018 and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project progress, respectively. The two presentations are available in a .zip archive on the anonymous ftp … Continue reading HRD Scientists brief NOAA Aircraft Operations Center personnel on IFEX 2018, Lakeland, FL – 21 June 2018