The Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS) “moving nest" Model. Global map showcasing land mass in green and water in black, clouds in white and tropical storms outlined in a green boxes representing the moving nest model. (Image credit: NOAA)

NOAA Launches New Hurricane Forecast Model As Atlantic Season Starts Strong

NOAA’s National Hurricane Center — a division of the National Weather Service — has a new model to help produce hurricane forecasts this season. The Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS) was put into operations on June 27 and will run alongside existing models for the 2023 season before replacing … [continued]

Cyclone Gabrielle February 14, 2023 Image by Lauren Dauphin, Image courtesy of The Earth Observatory, NASA

Cyclone Gabrielle Lashes New Zealand

Cyclone Gabrielle has been lashing New Zealand with strong winds and heavy rain in mid-February 2023, adding to what has already been an unusually wet start to the year. The latest round of extreme weather brought destructive flooding, storm surge, and landslides to the region. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer … [continued]