28th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology


Hurricanes Ioke (2006) and Flossie (2007): Examples of recent operations at CPHC

Sam H. Houston, CPHC/NWS/NOAA, Honolulu, HI; and W. Browning

The Central Pacific Hurricane Center (CPHC) is collocated with the National Weather Service (NWS) Forecast Office in Honolulu, Hawaii. In addition to providing advisory products when a tropical cyclone is in the CPHC Area of Responsibility (AOR), the forecasters at the Forecast Office in Honolulu routinely issue public, aviation, marine, and other specialized diagnostic and forecast weather products for Hawaii, as well as vast areas of the Pacific Ocean.

Recently, the forecasters at CPHC have been able to take advantage of the improvements in hurricane track forecast and intensity models, satellite technology, information technology, and training to provide better forecasts of tropical cyclones that occur north of the equator between 140W and the Dateline. Examples of these improvements and the way they are being used operationally at CPHC will be shown. The two most recent major hurricanes in the CPHC AOR, Hurricanes Ioke of 2006 and Flossie of 2007, will be used to illustrate these improvements.

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Supplementary URL: http://www.prh.noaa.gov/cphc/

Session 3B, Hurricanes and Climate I: Seasonal Overviews and Climatology
Monday, 28 April 2008, 1:15 PM-3:00 PM, Palms E

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