31 Aug '11, 10pm

Federal #Hurricane Forecasters Did Their Job with IRENE: #NOAA #NWS

At the National Hurricane Center, a gray bunker bristling with satellite dishes on the outskirts of Miami, meteorologists scanned readings last weekend gleaned by aircraft plunging into the eye of Hurricane Ivan and they squinted at satellite images while preparing a fresh forecast for the track of the dangerous storm. After assessing the data and the output of half a dozen supercomputer storm simulations, Stacy R. Stewart sat in front of a map of the Atlantic and Caribbean with an eraser and colored pencils, drawing the storm track newly estimated for the next five days. The map was filled with erasures of older storm projections that had at one point been the best bet but now were off by hundreds of miles as the storm’s northerly curve drifted west. This is the state of hurricane science in the new century: a mix of growing skill and persistent uncertainty, of intuition ...

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