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Hurricane Center Proposes New Hurricane Warning Criteria - 12/06/2012
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One day systems, such as Sandy, that make landfall without having a hurricane status may be given hurricane watches and warnings. The new definition of hurricane watch and warning is reported to soon include any storm system that has winds of 74 mph or higher. Before now, only areas affected by hurricanes were warned through hurricane warnings.  Another change is that the warning will remain in effect longer until dangerous conditions along the coast have deteriorated.  The National Weather Service Statement: “A proposal was raised during the NOAA Hurricane Conference last week for NWS to have the option to issue hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings for post-tropical cyclones that threaten life and property. This is one step in the process required before any proposed change to operational products becomes final. As part of our review of the 2012 hurricane season, including the Sandy service assessmen...

Hurricane Center Proposes New Hurricane Warning Criteria



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