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National Hurricane Center introduces new tropical outlooks

National Hurricane Center introduces new tropical outlooks
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Weather Talk
Monday, June 30, 2014 - 7:40am

The National Hurricane Center or NHC will introduce an experimental five-day "Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook" (GTWO) tomorrow, July 1 at 1:00 p.m. (Central).

Similar to the previous outlooks, it will color-code the development percentages based on a low to high chance; yellow representing a low (<30%) chance, orange a medium (30-50%) chance, and red a high (>50%) chance of development. Different from the previous versions of the tropical outlook, the area of concern will be denoted with an "X" and the cooresponding shading will coorespond with the direction of concern. 

Here is an example of the new five-day GTWO:

Also effective on Tuesday afternoon, the 48-hour GTWO will no circle  the area of concern, but instead, use the same "X" version as the five-day outlook. The area will no longer be shaded with color, like previous outlooks.

Here is an example of the new 48-hour GTWO:

You can view the latest 48-hour and/or five-day GTWO products here or by visiting the NHC website at www.hurricanes. gov.

Tropical updates are issued at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. CDT.

Stay prepared this hurricane season, download the 2014 NBC33 Hurricane Guide here.

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