Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hurricane/TS Watches & Warnings Change

The lead time for these watches and warnings will increase by 12 hours. Testament to the accuracy of forecasting today.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) NOAA’s National Hurricane Center in Miami will issue watches and warnings for tropical storms and hurricanes along threatened coastal areas 12 hours earlier than in previous years. According to NOAA hurricane experts, advancements in forecasts are making it possible for forecasters to provide greater lead time.

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