Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hurricane Season Days Away

This Saturday marks the beginning of hurricane season for the Eastern Pacific Ocean. Forecasters will be watching the waters off the west coast of Mexico for any signs of tropical storm formation.

Shortly thereafter, on June 1, the hurricane season gets underway for the Atlantic Basin, which includes the Gulf of Mexico and the Carribbean Sea.

The National Hurricane Center has made some changes to their products for the upcoming season, one of the biggest is they will be adding 12 hours of additional lead time to all watches and warnings that are issued.

Another change is to the actual advisory products issued to the public. They will now be organized into sections and will use bullet points and lists to highlight important information - letting the eye quickly identify keywords and find specific information quickly.

There will also be some changes to the "forecast cone" as well as some new experimental forecast products.

Click here to read a full listing of these changes and additions!

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