National Weather ServiceOur Nation’s Weather Sentry……Always There, Always on GuardChris StrongNational Weather ServiceBalt...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCHurricane SeasonJune 1 – November 30
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrenti...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrenti...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrenti...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrenti...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Flooding from Torrential RainProbably the most underratedthreat...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Flooding from Torrential RainThe biggest inland killerOften fro...
National Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IAFlooding
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCLee Remnants ‘11
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Tidal Flooding from SurgeThe most deadly threat for:* those alo...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• TornadosMany do not realize it, buthurricanes can produce torna...
National Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IATornadoe...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• WindsTypically one of the biggestthreats near the landfall regi...
National Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IA
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DC4 Threats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torren...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DC4 Threats• Sandy (2012)• 3) Flooding from Torrential Rain• 1) Tidal Floo...
Sandy• Sandy NWS Forecast
Sandy’s Wind Gusts
Sandy’s Wind Gusts
Sandy’s ImpactsDeaths• 77 Deaths (Direct and Indirect)• ~ 2/3 Due to Surge & 1/3 Due to Winds
Sandy’s ImpactsEvacuation Orders• More than 1 Million Evacuation OrdersImplemented• Decisions for Evacuation are ALL TIED ...
Sandy’s ImpactsPower Outages• More than 3 Million Widespread PowerOutages that Lasted at Least 2 Weeks• Tri-State Area ser...
Sandy’s ImpactsProperty Damage• Cost Estimates Provided by the Governors forthe States of NY, NJ, and CT- New York $42 Bil...
• Main Impacts– Wind Damage (Trees and Power lines; somestructural damage due to fallen trees)– Coastal Inundation caused ...
National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCSO….• Have plans…– Not just for the 1 in 10 year storm,– But the 1 in 10...
Weather-Ready NationWeather Disasters will come…If everyone……gets advance notice…knows what to do & acts…is prepared…we wi...
National Weather Service: Hurricane Season
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National Weather Service: Hurricane Season

  1. 1. National Weather ServiceOur Nation’s Weather Sentry……Always There, Always on GuardChris StrongNational Weather ServiceBaltimore/Washington Forecast Office
  2. 2. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCHurricane SeasonJune 1 – November 30
  3. 3. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…
  4. 4. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrential Rain
  5. 5. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrential Rain• Tidal Flooding from Surge
  6. 6. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrential Rain• Tidal Flooding from Surge• Tornados
  7. 7. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrential Rain• Tidal Flooding from Surge• Tornados• Winds
  8. 8. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Flooding from Torrential RainProbably the most underratedthreat, yet often biggest issue.1-2 FEET of rain can fall.(An average rainstorm is <1”)
  9. 9. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Flooding from Torrential RainThe biggest inland killerOften from:– Driving into flooded areas– Kids playing w/ swollen streams
  10. 10. National Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IAFlooding
  11. 11. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCLee Remnants ‘11
  12. 12. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• Tidal Flooding from SurgeThe most deadly threat for:* those along tidal shores* watch track W of FairfaxThink of surge like a slow tsunami
  13. 13. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• TornadosMany do not realize it, buthurricanes can produce tornadooutbreaks upon landfall.Affects targeted areas.
  14. 14. National Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IATornadoesRemnants of Ivan produced theworst Mid Atlantic tornado outbreak(35 tornadoes) in recent history(Sept 17, 2004).•Tornado productioncan occur for daysafter landfall•Any time of day/night
  15. 15. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCThreats• WindsTypically one of the biggestthreats near the landfall regionThe main threat for mariners.Wind speeds usually decreasedramatically after landfall.Can have wind gusts above 200 mph.
  16. 16. National Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IANational Weather ServiceDes Moines, IA
  17. 17. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DC4 Threats• Hurricane or Remnant, threats are same…• Flooding from Torrential Rain• Tidal Flooding from Surge• Tornados• WindsWhich one(s) will impact you & how bad ?Depends on:* storm’s “personality”* your particular area!
  18. 18. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DC4 Threats• Sandy (2012)• 3) Flooding from Torrential Rain• 1) Tidal Flooding from Surge• Tornados• 2) WindsWhich one(s) will impact you & how bad ?Depends on:* storm’s “personality”* your particular area!
  19. 19. Sandy• Sandy NWS Forecast
  20. 20. Sandy’s Wind Gusts
  21. 21. Sandy’s Wind Gusts
  22. 22. Sandy’s ImpactsDeaths• 77 Deaths (Direct and Indirect)• ~ 2/3 Due to Surge & 1/3 Due to Winds
  23. 23. Sandy’s ImpactsEvacuation Orders• More than 1 Million Evacuation OrdersImplemented• Decisions for Evacuation are ALL TIED toHurricane Category (Wind Speed) inEmergency Preparedness Plans
  24. 24. Sandy’s ImpactsPower Outages• More than 3 Million Widespread PowerOutages that Lasted at Least 2 Weeks• Tri-State Area served by at Least 10 DifferentUtility Companies
  25. 25. Sandy’s ImpactsProperty Damage• Cost Estimates Provided by the Governors forthe States of NY, NJ, and CT- New York $42 Billion- New Jersey $29.4 Billion- Connecticut $360 Million
  26. 26. • Main Impacts– Wind Damage (Trees and Power lines; somestructural damage due to fallen trees)– Coastal Inundation caused widespread andsignificant property damage; NYC/NJ Metro AreaHardest Hit (including Long Island and CT)Sandy’s ImpactsWind and Surge
  27. 27. National Weather ServiceBaltimore MD/Washington DCSO….• Have plans…– Not just for the 1 in 10 year storm,– But the 1 in 100 year storm too!• For each of the 4 threatsThank you!Chris StrongNational Weather Servicechristopher.strong@noaa.gov
  28. 28. Weather-Ready NationWeather Disasters will come…If everyone……gets advance notice…knows what to do & acts…is prepared…we will truly be a Weather-Ready Nation!NOAA National Weather Service

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