National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Florence, Wall Street Journal discussed on WSJ What's News

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This is something we should be aware of, what does it tell us about the path of a storm? So this is for people to visualize. Sometimes people you see a map that has a bunch of strings that are sort of predicting the potential paths of a storm. So those are all individual models that are predicting the path of the storm. There are a lot of models they are. You know, American models, European models. They are extremely long standing and sophisticated models. There are more rudimentary models, so there are a lot of resources out there. And so typically what forecasters will do is they kind of blend these together. They, they have their own sort of strategies about the different weight that might accord to one model versus another, but they will basically take that all all those different predictions and can sort of meld them into let they. Considered to be the most reliable forecast cone that they can come up with the so Arianna. Obviously, a lot of people are worried about hurricane Florence and anxiously watching the latest forecast from the National Hurricane Center in looking at these maps, especially for people who are taking a look for the first time. Do you have any other tips or sources you would recommend? So they're the National Hurricane center's has actually over the years, they keep increasing the the number of tools and maps and resources that you can look at on their websites. If you go to the National Hurricane website, which is NHCD, dot Noah. And, oh, AAA dot gov. Evair you will see the different storms or systems that they may be tracking. And then if you click on a particular storm like hurricane Florence, you will see on there a number of different types of maps that you can look at. So there's not only the forecast cone, which is, you know the one of the most common ones, but there are, for instance, maps that show when you can expect. At what time or what? What day you can expect to. I experienced tropical storm force winds, or there may be others that show what are the areas that could be potentially affected by flash floods or what are the potential rainfall totals. So those are all tools that folks can look at to make determination about what is the risk that they're running in their particular area and and also, you know, you should look at the advisories themselves statements put out every several hours by the Hurricane Center, which tell people if you're living in this particular area or this stretch of coast, you're going to be facing this kind of threat versus another part of the coast where you might experience another type of threat. That's Wall Street Journal reporter Arianna Campo Flores joining us via Skype from Miami with some tips on how to track hurricane Florence. Thanks so much for joining us. My pleasure. Thank you. And that's what's news. I'm Anne Marie for totally in New York for the Wall Street Journal. Enjoy the what's news podcast. Then try the what's news newsletter. Sign up at w. s. j. dot com slash newsletters. That's w s j dot com. Slash newsletters..

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