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Hurricane Tracking Web Site


Dan Darsey - W4DED
 

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The National Hurricane Program (NHP), a federal partnership between FEMA, NOAA, and the USACE, requests that you review this important announcement related to the HURREVAC decision support tool for government emergency managers.
 
 
During the 2020 hurricane season, the web-based version of HURREVAC will be the NHP's primary hurricane evacuation decision support tool.*  If you don't yet have a user account for accessing the system, please register here for access.
 
HURREVAC no longer requires any software installation. Instead, you simply need to bookmark the URL hurrevac.com within the internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Edge are recommended) of your various devices: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Enhancements and bug fixes to the application take place server-side, so you will always have access to the latest features.
 
 
 
 
Here are some of the improvements and new capabilities that have already been added to the program since last season:
  • Introduction of a new NHC data source (and reports) for probabilistic wind arrival and departure timing;
  • Improved presentation of map legends, including the ability to place key storm information in a prominent box anywhere on the map;
  • Click-and-drag options for adjusting label placement along the track of the storm;
  • Ability to save your preferences for Track and Swath options;
  • Options for Map Preferences such as knots and nautical miles;
  • Addition of Fringe Winds to the display of the error cone;
  • New map buttons (forward, back, and full extent) for ease of navigation;
  • A simplified bar graph depiction of storm surge ranges at point locations; and
  • Updated Northeast and North Florida SLOSH Superbasins.
 
Some additional enhancements will be coming online within the next several weeks:
  • Improved presentation of Hurricane Evacuation Study clearance times, with links to study documents and explanation of factors included in each evacuation scenario;
  • Ability to input and utilize manual times in the form of 'Timeline Actions'; and
  • New timing arc capabilities, including display of multiple arcs based on evacuation clearance times and/or timeline actions, plus an override option for storm forward speed.
 
 All of the above new features for 2020 will be demonstrated in 5 days of live webinar training offered by the NHP the week of June 22nd. Click here for more information and to register for the daily webinars.
 
Please send your questions and feedback on all aspects of HURREVAC to support@.... Further development efforts are ongoing, and your input is always valued!
 
 
* IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING THE LEGACY SOFTWARE: Maintenance of Windows Desktop HURREVAC has been discontinued and there will be no further bug fixes or updates to the installer beyond last season's version 1.9.2. Although basic storm plots and a limited amount of other live forecast data will still be accessible, the web-based version of HURREVAC is the NHP's primary hurricane evacuation decision support tool


Ken Wallis - KM4HOS
 

Thanks Dan, will update the one you sent me last yr, have a good one, Ken

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From: "Dan Darsey - W4DED via groups.io"
To: BC-ARES@groups.io
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Sent: Monday June 15 2020 6:49:28PM
Subject: [BC-ARES] Hurricane Tracking Web Site

 
 
The National Hurricane Program (NHP), a federal partnership between FEMA, NOAA, and the USACE, requests that you review this important announcement related to the HURREVAC decision support tool for government emergency managers.
 
 
 
2020 HURREVAC Training Webinar Series
 
You are invited to participate next week (June 22nd-26th) in the HURREVAC webinar series, with training sessions beginning at 2 PM EDT and running 60-90 minutes each day. Follow the links below to sign up for each day's live session.

Day 1- Intro to Web-Based HURREVAC and General Overview of Program (June 22nd)
Introducing the program's purpose and basic operations.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 1

Day 2- Wind Forecast Features (June 23rd)
Tools to support understanding of potential wind timing and intensity.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 2

Day 3- Evacuation Timing Features (June 24th)
Tools to support evacuation decisions.
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 3

Day 4- Storm Surge and Other Program Tools (June 25th)
Storm surge tools and other features to support hurricane response and decision making
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 4

Day 5- Applying HURREVAC (June 26th)
Using HURREVAC to answer scenario-based questions
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR DAY 5

ADVANCE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR EACH DAY's WEBINAR but recordings will be made available at www.hurrevac.com/guides.htm at the conclusion of each session in case you have missed the live webinar or wish to review the material. Registration is not required unless you plan to participate in the live session.
 
Please contact support@... if you have any questions about this upcoming training.
 


Ken Wallis - KM4HOS
 

Dan, nevermind, will try to figure out wut a 'bookmark' is... I hate computaterz, thx, Ken

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From: "Dan Darsey - W4DED via groups.io"
To: BC-ARES@groups.io
Cc:
Sent: Monday June 15 2020 6:50:29PM
Subject: [BC-ARES] Hurricane Tracking Web Site

[
 
 
The National Hurricane Program (NHP), a federal partnership between FEMA, NOAA, and the USACE, requests that you review this important announcement related to the HURREVAC decision support tool for government emergency managers.
 
 
During the 2020 hurricane season, the web-based version of HURREVAC will be the NHP's primary hurricane evacuation decision support tool.*  If you don't yet have a user account for accessing the system, please register here for access.
 
HURREVAC no longer requires any software installation. Instead, you simply need to bookmark the URL hurrevac.com within the internet browsers (Chrome, Firefox, and Edge are recommended) of your various devices: desktop computers, laptops, tablets, and mobile phones. Enhancements and bug fixes to the application take place server-side, so you will always have access to the latest features.
 
 
 
 
Here are some of the improvements and new capabilities that have already been added to the program since last season:
  • Introduction of a new NHC data source (and reports) for probabilistic wind arrival and departure timing;
  • Improved presentation of map legends, including the ability to place key storm information in a prominent box anywhere on the map;
  • Click-and-drag options for adjusting label placement along the track of the storm;
  • Ability to save your preferences for Track and Swath options;
  • Options for Map Preferences such as knots and nautical miles;
  • Addition of Fringe Winds to the display of the error cone;
  • New map buttons (forward, back, and full extent) for ease of navigation;
  • A simplified bar graph depiction of storm surge ranges at point locations; and
  • Updated Northeast and North Florida SLOSH Superbasins.
 
Some additional enhancements will be coming online within the next several weeks:
  • Improved presentation of Hurricane Evacuation Study clearance times, with links to study documents and explanation of factors included in each evacuation scenario;
  • Ability to input and utilize manual times in the form of 'Timeline Actions'; and
  • New timing arc capabilities, including display of multiple arcs based on evacuation clearance times and/or timeline actions, plus an override option for storm forward speed.
 
 All of the above new features for 2020 will be demonstrated in 5 days of live webinar training offered by the NHP the week of June 22nd. Click here for more information and to register for the daily webinars.
 
Please send your questions and feedback on all aspects of HURREVAC to support@.... Further development efforts are ongoing, and your input is always valued!
 
 
* IMPORTANT NOTE CONCERNING THE LEGACY SOFTWARE: Maintenance of Windows Desktop HURREVAC has been discontinued and there will be no further bug fixes or updates to the installer beyond last season's version 1.9.2. Although basic storm plots and a limited amount of other live forecast data will still be accessible, the web-based version of HURREVAC is the NHP's primary hurricane evacuation decision support tool