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The Different Hurricane Models (Part Two)

In the previous article, we began discussing the increasing power of hurricane tracking technology. To think of how far science has gone to turn into what it is today is truly a marvel! In this article, we will continue discussing the various hurricane models utilized by the modern world.

GFS- one of the most popular models in the world, the American model is one of the most reliable trackers, especially for large storms. It has occasional slip ups with developing storms, however it still remains one of the most precise models. If you’re in the US it is likely used for the weather forecast on your phone!

HWRF- an older American model that has a focus on examining the inner parts of the storm to determine its impact. It has a good track record of providing extremely reliable data when storms are formed in favorable environments, however for more volatile environments it tends to skew towards over estimating storm strength.

NAM- to continue the American trend though unlike the others, the American Mesoscale model is known as one of the most unreliable models out there. It frequently severely over or under estimates storm intensities and their time of occurrence.

We hope you found this information on the different hurricane models insightful towards their individual strengths and weaknesses! At AJS, we are committed to serving the Gulf Coast and beyond in moving, building, and leveling and we are here to help you and your properties. For lifting, construction, or moving, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation!

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