Quote: I love the detail on the maps, particularly county and city for these storms making landfall, but I do feel that the intensity line may be a little misleading. For instance, as of the 5a advisory, the intensity at 4 days is hurricane-strength but at 5 days Katrina is well inland and dissipating; the line, however, shows hurricane conditions along the entire path.
I'm not sure best to remedy this, though. I like the wind swaths more than the cone, but unfortunately the wind swaths aren't available beyond 3 days. There is the NHC's inland wind model, but I'm not sure if they have the equations for that readily available. I'll keep thinking, though.
The line color truly gave us fits because the intensity doesn't change until the next forecast plot/intensity provided by the NHC. We debated just using a color coded dot for each plot instead of colorizing the connector line. We'll keep working on this.
We will be working on the inland wind models. Should be much easier to figure out mathematically and programmatically than the wind field forecasts
Thanks for your feedback. It is greatly appreciated.
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