Applying Lessons Learned from Hurricane Prediction and Preparedness in Road Weather - A Comparison of Blizzards versus Hurricanes
This means that the weather community has done a good job in preparing the public for hurricanes. The general public understands the potential severity of the storm and heeds the calls for advanced planning such as stocking up on supplies or even evacuation. This session will review the successes in hurricane forecasting and preparedness and suggest ways the road weather community can apply this to winter weather and the eventual task of removing snow and ice from the roadway. Included in the presentation will be potential improvements to communicating risk to the driving public and the contrasting of the use of mobile observations in hurricane and winter weather forecasting.