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The National Hurricane Center’s 2022 Tech Improvements 


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The National Hurricane Center’s 2022 Tech Improvements 

Bottom Line: The most interesting aspect of NOAA’s release of its annual hurricane forecast wasn’t the hurricane forecast. It was the accompanying info about how it's making storm projections better. Anyone observing the NHC’s tracking in recent years has noticed that the cone’s gotten smaller, projections have gotten better and that they’re picking up on far more than they used to (which incidentally is what’s behind most of the increase in named storms in recent years – in contrast with the narrative advanced by those with political agendas). Anyway, here’s the breakdown of what’s set to get better this year according to NOAA

That’s a great update as it means all key aspects of storm info that matter to us are improving. It's worth mentioning that while top wind speeds draw the lion’s share of attention, over 90% of storm damage historically is a result of water. The key improvements with rainfall and storm surge are especially important upgrades. 


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