2013 Hurricane Season: Sometimes “We Don’t Know” Is the Best Answer

Back at the peak of the 2013 hurricane season, in a newsletter article for Stormpulse.com, I outlined why I thought activity could pick up as the second half of the season got underway Like most experts at the time, I expected the season to observe at least a few more hurricanes and at least two […]


Quiet Hurricane Season Presenting New Challenges

After the 2004 hurricane season, Mark Sudduth from Hurricanetrack.com started working on a new project and needed some help. The concept: measure storm surge and wind data from landfalling hurricanes – safely and remotely – using remote equipment, taking high resolution data readings and feeding visual data back to the internet in real-time. There are […]


Is Visualizing the Hurricane Problem Solvable?

“Superstorm” Sandy took the northeast by surprise last fall. However, it shouldn’t have. The unusual path, size and intensity of Sandy were well anticipated by computer forecast models and storm specialists at the National Hurricane Center. Note the graphic here showing the Official Forecast envelope (all forecasts issued) for Sandy – they were very tightly […]

NHC Advisory 28, Expected Surge Exceedence for Sandy 1 day before Landfall