25th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew striking South Florida

In the early morning hours of August 24, 1992, Category-Five Hurricane Andrew roared across southern Florida leaving behind a trail of devastation that stunned the nation.  Andrew was the first hurricane of this ferocity to hit the continental United States since Hurricane Camille in 1969, and repercussions of its landfall were felt in the world …

HRD seminar – Michael Kozar, Risk Management Solutions – 8 December 2015

Michael presented a seminar “Evaluation of Hurricane Wind Field Forecasts from Global Models Within the TIGGE Archive“. Abstract: Short- and mid-range forecasts of select North Atlantic hurricanes over the past few seasons—including Sandy (AL182012), Gonzalo (AL082014), Irene (AL092011), and Isaac (AL092012)—are analyzed to quantify biases and error magnitudes found across a storm’s entire wind field. …

HRD marks the end of the 2013 hurricane season

The 2013 Atlantic hurricane season officially ends on Saturday, November 30.  The season was very inactive, having the fewest hurricanes since 1982, and ranks as the sixth-least-active Atlantic hurricane season since 1950.  Despite this, HRD had a very active year in gathering data for research and assimilation into numerical models to improve forecasts. Tail Doppler …

HRD Debrief for missions into Hurricane Ingrid – 26 September 2013

HRD researchers and our IFEX partners discussed the results from the 5 P-3 and 3 G-IV missions into Hurricane Ingrid. The agenda for the discussion (presenter/s) was:Missions Overview (Reasor)Science DiscussionsG-IV: TDR (Gamache)N42: TDR (Rogers)N43: TDR/OW/Shear (Uhlhorn/Chang/Reasor)NASA HS3 Coordination (Rogers/Dunion/Chang)Additional Field Program IssuesHWIND/Modeling/HEDAS (Murillo/Zhang/Aksoy/Aberson)Slides from the debrief are available in a Powerpoint presentation at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2013/HFP/ingrid_debrief_main.pptx

5th Anniversary of U.S. landfall of Hurricane Gustav

On Sept. 1, 2008, Hurricane Gustav made landfall near Cocodrie, LA. Prior to this the hurricane had made landfalls in Haiti, Jamaica, the Caymans, and Cuba, leaving a trail of destruction throughout the Greater Antilles. This rampage left over $6.5 billion in damage and 153 dead. Beginning on Aug. 28th, HRD flew a series of …