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Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall

by Rory Groves        October 6, 2016  |  9:00 pm  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

Hurricane Matthew Makes Landfall

For the first time in 11 years (Hurricane Wilma, 2005) a major hurricane is making landfall in Florida. Category 4 Hurricane Matthew is at present spreading is flooding bands of rain and hurricane-force winds across the eastern coast of Florida. It is not certain as to whether the eye of the hurricane will run ashore, but the effects will certainly be felt across the sunshine state.

With 283 fatalities reported in Haiti, this deadly storm has triggered mandatory evacuations throughout southeastern states and governors are pleading with residents to head the warnings. Already 280,000 have been evacuated in South Carolina and millions more in Florida.

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Past Track

Past track of Hurricane Matthew

The track of Hurricane Matthew presents an interesting view as it "snakes" through the Caribbean and slams into Florida.

 

Forecast Track

Forecast track of Hurricane Matthew

The forecast track of Hurricane Matthew has changed dramatically in the last 48 hours, much to the relief of New England residents. Direct impacts will be confined to Florida and the Carolinas as the Hurricane is set to track out to sea by Sunday.

 

Active Warnings

Active Hurricane Watches and Warnings from Hurricane Matthew

Currently Hurricane Warnings remain in effect along the eastern shores of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

 

Rainfall Estimates

Hurricane Matthew Rainfall estimates over the next 24 hours

The heaviest rainfall over the next 24 hours will be eastern Florida, from West Palm Beach to Jacksonville, with 4-8 inches of rainfall.

 

Latest Analysis of Hurricane Matthew

by Rory Groves        October 4, 2016  |  8:44 pm  |  Category: Company | Latest News | Tips & Tricks

Overview of Hurricane Matthew

As the first major hurricane to threaten the shores of the United States in more than 10 years, much attention is being paid to the track and potential damage of Hurricane Matthew. Here is some recent analysis using Weather Defender, captured just minutes ago.

 

Satellite Imagery

Satellite Imagery of Hurricane Matthew

Using 1KM-resolution Infrared Satellite imagery courtesy of GOES-East, we can see clearly the center of Hurricane Matthew just west of Haiti and making landfall in Cuba.

 

Past Track

Past Track of Hurricane Matthew

By observing the past track of Hurricane Matthew, we can gain a better understanding of its future course and potential impacts. Click on the image for a full-resolution view. The Legend indicates wind speeds, with red > 74 mph, yellow > 58 mph, and blue > 39 mph.

 

Forecast Track

Forecast Track of Hurricane Matthew

As of Tuesday night, Hurricane Matthew is projected to move along a north-northwesterly track making landfall with the east coast of Florida before it tracks northward into Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, and Virginia over the next several days. Depending on track, New England states may also be impacted by the weekend.

 

Watches & Warnings

Active Warnings from Hurricane Matthew

Currently there are numerous Hurricane Watches and Warnings in effect in Cuba, Haiti and nearby Bahamas and Florida coastline. Tropical storm warnings also extend as far away as the Florida keys.

 

Severe Winds

Severe Winds from Hurricane Matthew

Closeup of Florida Coastline and Hurricane Matthew Track

Depicted is the probability of 58-mph winds. This number is considered "severe", as in equivalent to a severe thunderstorm winds. With hurricanes, however, the damage is much more severe because the duration of a hurricane may last days whereas a severe thunderstorm only minutes. As shown, the greatest chance of severe winds by Hurricane Matthew will be along the Florida coastline on Thursday October 6.

 

Rainfall Estimates

Projected Rainfall from Hurricane Matthew

In addition to damaging winds, hurricanes bring with them flooding rains and ocean swells. The 72-hour Rainfall Forecast estimates 1-4 inches along the Florida coastline and above 4-inches in Georgia. Potential for more flooding is possible further north as Hurricane Matthew makes moves inland (see below).

 

Flood Outlook

Flooding outlook from Hurricane Matthew

The flood outlook for the next 5 days from Hurricane Matthew shows a wide swath of affected areas from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida to New York, NY.

As with all analyses, conditions are subject to change. Updates are provided continuously through Weather Defender or follow your local media sources for regular updates.

 

How to get Snowfall Forecast Alerts in Weather Defender Commercial Edition

by Rory Groves        February 23, 2015  |  2:39 pm  |  Category: Latest News | Tips & Tricks

Weather Defender Commercial Edition is a powerful piece of software, and one that can benefit many industries which are reliant on snowfall forecasting. For example, snow plowing companies will find this technology extremely useful, and ski resorts all over the world are greatly reliant on snowfall for their skiing conditions and ultimately trade and income.

This is thus a critical piece of information for many companies, and it is fortunate that Weather Defender Commercial Edition makes accessing the latest snowfall forecast alerts extremely easy and user-friendly.

Accessing snowfall forecast alerts is as simple as the following process. Firstly, access the Perimeter tool and draw a circle around the area which requires monitoring.  At this point a settings panel will appear on the screen. Within this panel, locate the Snowfall Forecast options by simply scrolling down to the Winter Weather option.

Weather Defender Commercial Edition has a nifty feature which enables you to customize the amount of snowfall which you wish to be alerted about, so at this stage you should enter the appropriate amount of snowfall.  There are a raft of other customizable settings as well, so these should be all completed. Among the options at this stage is the ability to name a particular perimeter, and a raft of options regarding how you may particularly wish to be alerted.  Once you have completed all of the options in the window, select OK, and the settings you have specified will be updated automatically. The Weather Defender Commercial Edition will then update your map with appropriate snowfall forecast maps in real-time, ensuring that they are always up to date

Weather Defender Commercial Edition is a robust, intuitive piece of software designed to provide public agencies and organizations with state of the art weather information at an affordable price.

 

Click here to request a free demo of Weather Defender Commercial Edition

 

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