The Top 5 Sites For Evaluating (and Communicating) Hurricane Risks


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The National Hurricane Center and Tropical Tidbits top the list when your business and family need to understand risk and uncertainty.

Understanding your risks relative to an uncertain future usually involves some type of model. When it comes to uncertainty, forecasts, and developing an understanding of my risks,


I have found these publicly available sites as the most helpful to me during hurricane season:


#1 https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ because NOAA is the best source of data and the updates are the most timely interpretations of the most current data.


#2 https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/ because Levi Cowan is simply the best at his trade.


#3 http://trackthetropics.com/ because just about every piece of data and every model, including all of the spaghetti models, are quickly accessible here.


#4 https://www.wunderground.com/ because it was the best source of locally connected weather information during the early 2000s when I was racing sailboats for leisure and helping clients respond to storms as part of the business. I think it is still the best commercial product, even though I am still in denial that the Weather Channel now owns it.


#5 https://fiman.nc.gov/ because all risk is personal and local flood inundation impacts me in many ways. I am hoping South Carolina soon gets a site as powerful as the one in North Carolina. The SCDOT Roadway Information System is still the best source.


 

A version of this post first appeared in September 2020 on JD Solomon Inc.