Since January 1988 the Coastal Weather Research Center has been providing weather services to business and industry throughout the Southeast. Initially, all communication was done strictly by telephone. However, by the end of the first year, the Weather Center developed the Computerized Weather Information Service, now known as the Coastal Weather Information Service. In 1989, the Center added a weather facsimile service called Stormcheck. Today, the Weather Center delivers accurate and timely information by email, the CWRC website, and by direct telephone.
Forecast and Warning Service
Coastal Weather’s Forecast and Warning Service is our most comprehensive service. If severe weather threatens, the Weather Center will immediately contact your emergency team members. This service is available 24/7/365. Forecasts and warnings are also posted on the CWRC website. The website provides an array of information, forecasts, and warnings from the Coastal Weather Research Center and the National Weather Service. This service also includes the many hurricane products derived from the Blackwell Over-surface Hurricane Wind (BLOHW) Model. Also provided in the Forecast and Warning Service is the Stormcheck which contains local and regional forecasts along with an easy to read discussion. The Stormcheck is emailed every morning and afternoon Monday through Friday.
The heart of Coastal Weather’s Hurricane Service is the Blackwell Over-surface Hurricane Wind (BLOHW) model. The model consists of a wealth of graphics and data that provide an early assessment of the hurricane threat for your location. In addition to numerous graphics of the projected track and wind field, the model includes a storm surge risk graphic and an hourly spreadsheet of wind speed and direction at your location. Major BLOHW model products are emailed with additional products available on the CWRC website. The hurricane service runs from June through November and covers both the Gulf and Atlantic coasts.