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Weather Predictability

This event has passed. See the seminar recording here: Dr. Richard Rotunno National Center for Atmospheric Research Monday November 15, 2021, 2 PM ET  

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Figure: The VIIRS Flood map, Sentinel-1 SAR Flood map, and the comprehensively blended Flood map on 10/2/2022 reporting flood extent due to Hurricane Ian.

Florida Flood Maps for Hurricane Ian

Hurricane Ian made landfall in Florida on the afternoon of 9/28/2022 as a massive Category 4 storm and brought record-setting winds. As of 10/4/2022, at least 105 people have been reported as casualties of Hurricane Ian, 55 of which in Lee County, Florida. Even more people are without power or their home. The NOAA STAR Flood team has produced VIIRS Flood maps, Sentinel-1 SAR Flood maps, and blended Flood maps to report the flood extent due to Hurricane Ian.

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Official U.S. government maps for long-range weather and climate predictions get a facelift with the help of data visualization experts.

UMD Scientists Help Put a New Face on National Weather Service Forecast Maps

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Climate Prediction Center (CPC) launched a new look and feel to some of their long-range U.S. temperature and precipitation forecast maps on September 15, 2021. As part of the National Weather Service’s suite of official forecast products, these maps are widely used by weather forecasters, media outlets and decision-makers whose industries rely on accurate weather information.

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