MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Florida International University and the National Hurricane Center are launching a new, Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation.
The website will be complete with information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness and announcements—including tropical cyclone advisories.
The six-month Atlantic hurricane season, which started June 1, is expected to be slower than the average season.
Predictions for a storm's path have improved significantly over the last couple decades, narrowing the so-called "cone of uncertainty" that influences preparations. However, forecasters have made little headway when it comes to improving predictions for how strong a tropical storm will become.
Researchers have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch that will be vital to making storm intensity forecasts better.
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