NHC TO MAKE CHANGES IN 2014 HURRICANE REPORTING

Potential Storm Surge Flooding

EXAMPLE OF POTENTIAL STORM SURGE FLOODING MAP FOR ATLANTIC AND GULF COASTS

The first map could be viewed at the issue of a Hurricane Watch. It is subject to be changed every 6 hours with the next full NHC advisory package. Due to processing time, it may not be available until about 45 to 60 minutes following the advisory release.

THE TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK AND TROPICAL CYCLONE DISCUSSION WILL BE IN MIXED CASE, NOT ALL CAPS.

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A FIVE DAY TROPICAL WEATHER OUTLOOK WILL BEGIN JULY 1.

THE INTENSITY PROBABILITY AND STORM CATEGORY TABLE WILL BE ELIMINATED.

2014 - Hurricane Intensity Probability Table

ON THE MAP, THE TROPICAL CYCLONE FORECAST CONE WHICH PORTRAYS THE CONE OF UNCERTAINY WILL BE SLIGHTLY SMALLER. THEY REPRESENT TWO-THIRDS OF HISTORICAL OFFICIAL FORECAST ERRORS DURING THE PREVIOUS FIVE YEARS.

2014 CONES

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