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January 12, 2010 / Dave Gorham

Greater Lead Time for Hurricanes

The past week or so, most of the buzz has been about the cold snap. The big chill has been very big news with record breaking temperatures and damage to crops, just to name a few things. But something that also happened last week was that the National Hurricane Center announced that, starting with the upcoming hurricane season, there will be a greater lead time in watches and warnings that are issued for tropical storms and hurricanes. Watches and warnings will be issued along threatened coastal areas 12 hours earlier than in previous years. The increase in lead time is due to advancements in track forecasts. 


Read the full article: NOAA’s National Hurricane Center to Provide Greater Lead Time in Watches and Warnings





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