National Hurricane Center Launches Spanish Hurricane Website

MIAMI (AP) _ The National Hurricane Center and Florida International University are launching a new Spanish-language website for hurricane preparation.

The website will include information on hurricane science, residential mitigation strategies, preparedness, and announcements, including tropical cyclone advisories.

The six-month Atlantic hurricane season started June 1. It’s expected to be slower than an average season, with six to 11 named storms.

Predictions for a storm’s path have improved significantly over the last couple decades, narrowing the so-called “cone of uncertainty” that influences preparations. However, forecasters have made little headway when it comes to improving predictions for how strong a tropical storm will become.

Researchers have a new lab that allows them to generate tropical storm conditions with the flip of a switch that will be vital to making storm intensity forecasts better.