BIRMINGHAM, Ala (WBRC-TV MyFoxAL.com)-- Here is the latest Alabama news from The Associated Press.
New computer model gives hope for forecasting hurricane
MIAMI (AP) -- Forecasters are debuting their new Hurricane
Weather Research and Forecasting model next month which, for the
first time, will take into account most data from within the storm
and use it in real time to better determine its strength.
Experts say current processes are not well informed and not well
predicted. They say the new higher-resolution model will consider
conditions over the oceans that have never been plugged into models
It could take years, and some tinkering, for the new model to
realize its full potential. But forecasters hope the result will be
a greater understanding of storms like hurricanes Charley and
Wilma, which grew substantially stronger in a matter of hours.
On the Net:
National Hurricane Center: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov