Improvements in Hurricane Forecasting and the Path Forward

May 25, 2016

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), chairman of the Subcommittee on Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries, and Coast Guard, will convene a subcommittee hearing titled “Improvements in Hurricane Forecasting and the Path Forward” on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 2:00 p.m.
Hurricane forecasting has improved substantially in the past century, largely due to weather satellites and computer models. The subcommittee hearing will examine the National Hurricane Center's (NHC) two new tools for the upcoming hurricane season: storm surge watches and warnings and maps of potential storm surges. The director of the NHC will testify on these tools and efforts to improve hurricane path forecasts and the ability to predict a hurricane’s intensity.
Dr. Rick Knabb, Director of the National Hurricane Center
* Witness list subject to change
Hearing Details:
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
2:00 p.m. ET
Subcommittee Hearing
Senate Russell Building 253
Witness testimony, opening statements, and a livestream will be available on


Majority Statement

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson

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