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BLOHW Hurricane Model

The BLOHW Model provides current and forecast wind estimates for locations within a hurricane's circulation and projects these winds along the forecast path of the hurricane. The BLOHW Model is based on equations describing the radial profile of horizontal wind flow around a hurricane inside and outside of the storm's radius of maximum wind. These equations capture the large-scale circulation around a hurricane. The better organized and more intense a storm, the better these equations describe the wind flow around the storm.

BLOHW MODEL Products:

Current Wind Profile
A current "snapshot" of the hurricane location and wind profile.

Track and Maximum Wind Forecast
A current "forecast" of the hurricane track and of maximum winds anticipated along the hurricane's path over the next 24, 48, or 72 hours.

Track and Maximum Wind Forecast Closeup
A local "closeup" view of the Track and Maximum Wind Forecast (see above paragraph) positioned near the anticipated storm landfall location.

Landfall Wind Forecast
A current forecast "landfall snapshot" of the projected hurricane position and wind profile at time of landfall.

Local Hourly Storm Forecast
An hourly listing of forecast wind conditions and storm positions relative to local points of interest along the Central Gulf Coast. These points are displayed on an interactive map.

       

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