Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end

Improved forecasts, extensive preparedness helped protect lives and property From https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/record-breaking-atlantic-hurricane-season-draws-to-end. The extremely active 2020 Atlantic hurricane season is drawing to a close with a record-breaking 30 named storms and 12 landfalling storms in the continental United States. While the official hurricane season concludes on November 30, tropical storms may continue to develop past that … Continue reading Record-breaking Atlantic hurricane season draws to an end

Jason Dunion on Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything

Our very own Jason Dunion was recently featured on the Netflix show Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything. He took journalist Latif Nasser aboard a NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft to look at how the Saharan Air Layer influences hurricane development.⁣⁣The Saharan Air Layer is a mass of very dry, dusty air that forms over the Sahara … Continue reading Jason Dunion on Connected: The Hidden Science of Everything

NOAA Hurricane Model Performance is Evaluated for the First Time in Predicting Rainfall from 2017 Hurricane Harvey

On Posted onJuly 1, 2020 by AOML Communications to Hurricane Research A recent study published in the journal Atmosphere evaluated for the first time, how well NOAA’s regional hurricane model was able to forecast the location and amount of devastating rainfall in 2017’s Hurricane Harvey. The Hurricane Weather Research and Forecasting (HWRF) model predicted the realistic total rainfall and the location of … Continue reading NOAA Hurricane Model Performance is Evaluated for the First Time in Predicting Rainfall from 2017 Hurricane Harvey

Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

Multiple climate factors indicate above-normal activity is most likely A summary infographic showing hurricane season probability and numbers of named storms predicted from NOAA's 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook. Read the news at https://www.noaa.gov/media-release/busy-atlantic-hurricane-season-predicted-for-2020 or watch the video summary at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asD4wtMj73s.Hurricane preparedness is critically important for the 2020 hurricane season, just as it is every … Continue reading Busy Atlantic hurricane season predicted for 2020

Tune in today at 11AM EDT for NOAA’s Hurricane Awareness Webinar Series

Starting today, NOAA's National Hurricane Center (NHC) and the Southeast and Caribbean Regional Collaboration Team are hosting a series of hurricane awareness webinars. These webinars will cover various topics such as new efforts happening at NHC, marine weather, the impacts of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, the economic value of a hurricane forecast, and the … Continue reading Tune in today at 11AM EDT for NOAA’s Hurricane Awareness Webinar Series

New paper on hurricane research with drones highlighted in UCAR/NCAR news

A new paper by a team of scientists, led by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), demonstrates that observations just above the surface of the ocean near the eyewall of the storm can improve the performance of hurricane models used by forecasters. Scientists in 2017 and 2018 … Continue reading New paper on hurricane research with drones highlighted in UCAR/NCAR news