Southeast & Caribbean Region

Hurricane Joachim over Bahamas

(photo credit: NASA Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team)

NOAA’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team announces a webinar series in advance of the 2016 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Join us to hear from specialists with NOAA’s National Hurricane Center as they review updates to forecast products. A Spanish language version of this webinar will also be provided. NOAA’s Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory will also describe current hurricane model development to improve model guidance.


Hurricane Model Research and Application in NOAA

May 10, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT

NHC Hurricane Specialist Michael Brennan and AOML Hurricane researcher Frank Marks conducted a webinar on May 10th, 2016, sponsored by NOAA’s Southeast and Caribbean Regional Team. Michael explained how NHC forecasters use model guidance, and explained the caveats forecasters must consider when they rely on this guidance to create the official forecast. Frank reviewed the upgrades made to the HWRF hurricane model in recent years that have contributed to improvements in intensity forecasts, as well as future goals for this model.


Recording of webinar:

Michael J. Brennan Presentation

Frank Marks Presentation


NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Product Updates

May 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT

Dr. Rick Knabb, Director of NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC), provided an overview of the threats and historic losses associated with hurricane landfall in the US, underscoring the need for timely warnings and preparations in advance of hurricanes. The latest NHC storm surge products were introduced and tropical cyclone product changes planned for the 2017 hurricane season were previewed.


Recording of webinar:



Storm Surge Forecasting at NOAA’s National Hurricane Center

May 31, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT

Hurricane Specialist Robbie Berg from NOAA’s National Hurricane Center (NHC) discussed new products that convey the risk of storm surge from tropical cyclones. Robbie provided an overview of the newest forecast product, the Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map, as well as the Prototype Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic that debuted during the 2015 hurricane season.


Recording of webinar:



NOAA’s National Hurricane Center Product Updates (En Español)

June 2, 2016 at 10:00 AM EDT

Roberto Garcia, Meteorólogo del Servicio Nacional de Meteorología, presentó un breve repaso de la temporada de huracanes del Atlántico del 2015 y las dificultades o limitaciones en los pronósticos enfrentadas por el Centro Nacional de Huracanes. Se hizo una introducción de los nuevos productos relacionados con las marejadas ciclónicas y se discutieron también los cambios en los productos relacionados con ciclones tropicales para la temporada de huracanes del 2016.


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