Homestead commemorates 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

On August 27, 2022, the City of Homestead in conjunction with the Cybrarium and Town Hall Museum will host a commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew. The Category 5 hurricane had profound effects on Homestead, the Air Force Base, and the people of southern Miami-Dade County. AOML's Hurricane Research Division will participate in … Continue reading Homestead commemorates 30th Anniversary of Hurricane Andrew

Thirtieth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s landfall in South Florida

Hurricane Andrew made landfall on August 24, 1992, near Homestead, Florida, becoming one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in U.S. history. It had an extremely low central pressure of 922 millibars and maximum sustained wind speeds estimated at 165 miles per hour. The storm rapidly intensified less than 36 hours before landfall, leaving most residents less … Continue reading Thirtieth anniversary of Hurricane Andrew’s landfall in South Florida

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2022

August's science meeting consisted of three presentations: Henry Winterbottom (ESRL/PSL): "Simulating Tropical Cyclones Within the Unified Forecast System (UFS): The Impacts of Nesting and TC Relocation" Stanley Goldenberg: "August Update for NOAA’s Outlook for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Methodology and Forecast" Sim Aberson and Shirley Murillo: "The NOAA Research Publication Tracking System and HRD" … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2022

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022

June's  science meeting consisted of seven presentations: Stanley Goldenberg: NOAA’s May Outlook for the 2022 Atlantic Hurricane Season: Methodology & Forecast Bachir Annane: A Catastrophe Model for Assessing Wind and Flood Hazard Risk for Florida Kathryn Sellwood: Assimilation of Coyote sUAS Observations Using Operational HWRF in Hurricane Maria William Ramstrom: Moving Nest Implementation for NOAA's … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2022

HRD participates in the 2022 Eye of the Storm outreach event at Ft. Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery & Science.

On Saturday, May 14th, AOML's Hurricane Research Division participated in the 2022 Eye of the Storm outreach event at Ft. Lauderdale's Museum of Discovery & Science. HRD scientists answered questions about flying into hurricanes and how the data get into the computer models to improve the forecast. National Weather Service/National Hurricane Center table talked about … Continue reading HRD participates in the 2022 Eye of the Storm outreach event at Ft. Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery & Science.

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of August 2021

August's science meeting consisted of two presentations: Stanley Goldenberg - "NOAA’s August Update of the 2021 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook: Methodology & Forecast"  Tomislava Vukicevic - "Sensitivity of microphysics parameterization to stochastically perturbed parameters" Copies of the two presentations are available on the anonymous ftp site at: ftp://ftp.aoml.noaa.gov/pub/hrd/blog/meetings/2021/Science/HRD_SciMeet_20210812.zip

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2021

June's science meeting consisted of six presentations: Nick Mesa (HRD): “Investigating intensity changes related to thermodynamic processes using near-coincident aircraft and satellite observations” Sophie Grimsley (HRD): “Hurricane Intensity Change and Boundary Layer Processes” Chris Landsea (NHC): "Was 2020 a Record-Breaking Hurricane Season?  Yes, but… (Why did the new average number of Named Storms go up … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2021

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2020

July’s science meeting consisted of three presentations: Samantha Michlowitz: "Air-Sea Interactions in Hurricanes: How Much Does the Ocean Cool Underneath the Storm?" Rob Rogers: "Multiscale Aspects of the Different Intensity Evolutions of Two Rapidly Intensifying Typhoons" Stan Goldenberg: "Arthur and Bertha and Cristobal — OH MY!  Dolly and Edouard and Fay (?) — OH MY! … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of July 2020

AOML Flies Science Missions into Succession of Atlantic Storms

“Many of the storms we flew in 2019 were ‘living on the edge,’ in that they were weak, vertically sheared, but also unpredictable. In previous years, we saw these storms intensify, such as Hurricane Michael in 2018. This season, many struggled to intensify. As we continue to build a dataset of these sheared storms, we … Continue reading AOML Flies Science Missions into Succession of Atlantic Storms

HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2019

June’s science meeting consisted of eight presentations: George Halliwell: Impact of the Anomalously Warm Gulf of Mexico on Hurricane Michael (2018) Intensity Kathryn Sellwood: How do we get good data from Dropsondes? Nicolas Johnson (Hollings Scholar, UAH): Estimating Hurricane Surface Winds Addison Alford (OU): Structural Changes in the Hurricane Boundary Layer at Landfall Renee Richardson … Continue reading HRD Monthly Science Meeting of June 2019