Tag Archives: sandy


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

NHC Forecast Swath for Sandy (2012)

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 […]