National Hurricane Center introduces new tropical outlooks
BATON ROUGE, La. (NBC33) — 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:
Tropical updates are issued at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. CDT.
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