Research in action: Experimental hurricane forecast products at your fingertips

Screenshot of Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) web site showing multiple forecast images

This guidance is not intended to replace official advisory, forecast, and warning products issued by the National Hurricane Center and your local National Weather Service Forecast Office. For official forecasts consult the National Hurricane Center

September 18, 2018

Experimental forecast guidance from the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) is available to the public in a consolidated display page at GSD provides web development services to HFIP and developed these web pages to display new data and products.

HFIP experimental research products support NOAA’s forecast services through improved hurricane forecast science and technology. More accurate and reliable forecasts are expected to lead to improved public response, saving life and property.

The NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) was established in June 2007 in response to particularly damaging hurricanes. HFIP unifies NOAA and other agencies to coordinate the hurricane research needed to significantly improve guidance for hurricane track, intensity, and storm surge forecasts and accelerate the transition from research to operations. HFIP focuses multi-organizational activities to research, develop, demonstrate and implement enhanced operational modeling capabilities, dramatically improving the numerical forecast guidance made available to the National Hurricane Center (NHC).

For more information contact: Susan Cobb 303-497-5093