Monthly Archives: March 2013

Long-Term Visualization of Hurricane Forecasts 3

When a storm is active in the Atlantic, the latest and greatest hurricane forecasts from the National Hurricane Center get almost all of the attention, whether from media, enthusiasts or other meteorologists. However, the most “current” forecast doesn’t always tell the full story. The Hurricane Center doesn’t like to make big forecast track shifts from […]

NHC Forecast Swath for Sandy (2012)

3 Reasons Why Hurricane Analytics is Projecting the 2013 NCAA Tournament

Here are the reasons Hurricane Analytics is projecting the field for the 2013 NCAA Basketball tournament: 1. It’s a highly predictable event. Hurricane Analytics believes that many events can be anticipated if the right data questions are asked to build a good, predictive model. The college basketball selection process is well known, but not an […]

The Hoops Model Top Seeds Are…

The results from the Mike Watkins College Basketball Predict-o-later 5000 model (the MWCBP-5000) are in. Before I get to that, the MWPCB-5000 is designed to predict the field for the upcoming March Madness College Basketball tournament. Using data through games completed on Sunday night, the MWCBP-5000 predicts these four teams to have the best chance […]

Can “K-Means” Analysis Help Anticipate Future Hurricane Season Activity? 1

The Atlantic hurricane basin has the highest year to year variability, in terms of tropical cyclone frequency and strength, of any basin in the world. Dry air from Africa, a large amount of land (relative to other basins), indirect impacts from the Pacific ocean and many other factors make seasonal activity predictions difficult. Much work […]