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HURRTRAK - Advanced 2024

PC Weather Products, is a market leader in the design, development and delivery of Hurricane tracking, analysis and planning software.  We have worked with experts in the Disaster Planning, Emergency Management and Insurance Industry to develop HURRTRAK Advanced...a product designed for the professional whose work demands the highest level of information possible regarding hurricanes and their impact.  It contains all of the features of our popular HURRTRAK RM/Pro system in addition to adding the capabilities to view and utilize the SLOSH MEOW storm surge data, Import and Export ESRI Shape files, create Damage Estimate Reports, import your custom locations from a comma delimited or Shape file, Sea/wave height estimates and shape file impact reports. Additional features like Advanced Wise Estimation (Patent Pending), Zip Code Impact Reporting, sophisticated Historical Analysis, the SLOSHView Inundation capability and much more make this an essential tool for the professional who simply wants the "top of the line" hurricane tracking and analysis software available.  Finally, HURRTRAK Advanced  interfaces with HURRTRAK-ONLINE service (additional yearly charge) which provides the latest storm information and forecast data on a real time basis.

Hurrtrak Advanced also include Severe Weather Alerting and Notification capabilities. These capabilities add the ability to notify via email or "desktop" pop-ups when severe or damaging weather is approaching.

PC Weather Products provides products and services to a wide range of business and government customers. Our Hurricane Tracking and Analysis Systems have assisted emergency planning professionals around the world for years.

Now, PC Weather Products is pleased to announce HURRTRAK-Advanced 2024

It includes all of the features of HURRTRAK-RM/Pro... (click here to examine the extended capabilities of RM/Pro)

PLUS the capabilities to:

Advanced Wind Estimation (AWE)

More accurate wind speed / damage estimates by taking into account surface friction.  Reduces errors from 50% to 15%.

"Expert Ease" On a daily basis, our chief meteorologist will discuss, via video update, current tropical conditions as well as what is likely to occur in the near term. His observations are integrated within the Hurrtrak program throughout the Atlantic Hurricane season.

"Enhanced Hurricane Watches and Warnings" The National Weather Service / Hurricane Center is improving the depiction of wind watches and warnings... and adding in 2018, accurate Storm Surge watches and warnings. new4.gif (918 bytes)
"Potential Tropical Cyclones" This year the National Weather Service (NWS) will have the option to issue advisories and watches & warnings for disturbances that are not yet tropical cyclones, but which pose the threat of bringing tropical storm or hurricane conditions to land areas within 48 hours.
"Enhanced Storm Surge Probabilities" – Severe Weather Watch & Warning Alerting allows the user to quickly receive notifications when severe weather threatens any set of locations. Alerts are delivered via email or shown on the "desktop".
"Observed Storm Report" – A new report that list the local storm reports for a specified time period and area.  As with all Hurrtrak reports... this report can easily be shared with others via email.
"Warnings Report" – A new report that list the active tornado and thunderstorm warnings for a specified area.  As with all Hurrtrak reports... this report can easily be shared with others via email.
"Severe Weather Alerting System" – Severe Weather Watch & Warning Alerting allows the user to quickly receive notifications when severe weather threatens any set of locations. Alerts are delivered via email or shown on the "desktop".
"Storm Report Notification and Alerting" – This feature alerts users when a storm is reported (on the ground).  Alerts can be configured for any location or set of locations and delivered on the "desktop" or via email.
"Observed Weather Notifications" – Similar to the 2 items above, this feature will send out alerts when any official weather station observes a severe weather conditions.  i.e. heavy thunderstorm, hail, damaging wind reports.  Again... alerts are sent out via Email or shown on the desktop.
"Point and Click GFS forecast and report" – Within the observation module you can now show forecast generated by the US Model (GFS) in both textual and digital form.  In addition, a summary report can be generated for a set of locations giving the user a quick view of forecasted conditions for sites they monitor.

"Forecast Wind Trend" – Forecast wind trend indicates the change in a location’s forecast wind from the prior forecast advisory and is extremely helpful in quantifying the effect of a newly released forecast from the National Hurricane Center (or JTWC). This information will be included on all location impact type reports as well as the risk analysis function and the narrative impact statement.

"Higher elevation wind estimation" – In addition to estimating winds near ground level the system also allows you to estimate winds at different elevation levels. For example, you can estimate winds on top of a high rise building or on top of a rig, power lines, etc.. This is especially useful if you need to consider assets at elevations other than 33 feet (the default for the system).

"Current Weather/Depiction" – Examine current observations for all official weather stations, NOAA operated coastal stations, Buoys, Oil Rigs, Ship Reports and observed storm reports (over 5000 stations). Data includes Wind Speeds, Wave Heights, Pressure, Ocean Temperatures, Air Temperature, Dew Points and Local Storm Reports.

"Desktop Rebuild" – The Hurrtrak system will “remember” the graphics, reports and animations created/viewed for a storm, and recreate them automatically when reloading or when storm data is updated.  Items automatically rebuilt include ALL of the tracking charts and the options displayed on them.

"Watches/Warnings" – The system is now able to determine whether individual locations are included within NHC/NWS issued hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings. This is displayed graphically and also included on all location based reports. These include the EZ-report, Location Wind Profile, County Wind Profile, Zip Code Wind Profile, Executive and Risk-Impact reports. .

Estimation of the forecast wind radii for the storms in the Western Pacific and Indian Ocean (JTWC).

EZ Map Enables both new and seasoned users to be more productive immediately. Press a button, and the system generates a tracking map for a current storm with all of the most common plot options. Choose from a default to user specific options.

EZ Report Designed for new users, but useful for everyone. Simply supply a valid US address (street address, city-state, zip code) and the system generates an informative report for that single location.  Just click on the "EZ" button, supply an address and you have your report... Boom! 

Expanded Storm Surge MEOW Data.  SLOSH MEOW data is now available for users of the HURRTRAK Advanced system.  This allows the user to view storm surge information that is specific to a storm’s strength and direction of motion.  Both the standard display and our exclusive “inundation analysis” is available with this data.  

More Maps! - We have added a few more topo/relief type maps to the system.
Simplified Google Earth Selection and Output - With just one click , you can create a collection of Google Earth output and bundle them into one file.... and, you can either save it as a file, save it to the EMail Outbox for later EMailing.  EMail it immediately or initiate a Google Earth session.  In addition, Google Earth files can now be automatically generated an Emailed when new data arrives on a current storm.
Data Layering - The ability to easily view/hide different data layers.
Redesigned EMail Alerts - In 2011 we have simplified the creation and execution of EMail Alerts.  We have also added a new EMail Alert type called a Location Group Alert.
Revamped Automatic Summary Reports - We have also simplified the definition and execution of Automatic Summary Reports.  In addition, we have added a new Automatic report... Risk/Impact report..    
New Automation - In 2011 we have added a whole new category of Automation outputs.. they include, Tracking Maps, Google Earth KML/KMZ, EXCEL and Shape File output.  These output files can either be saved as a file and/or emailed.
Enhanced Usability  - A recent "facelift" provides greater use of command and toolbars as well as ease in selection of maps and satellite images.
Multiple EMail Attachments - For anyone who emails information from the Hurrtrak system.. and who doesn't...  this is a welcome time saving addition which allows the user to send multiple application outputs in a single email.
Interactive Wind Speed Forecast - Just “point & click” on a tracking map and display forecast wind speeds for desired location.
Risk/Impact Tab- New tab displays the Risk/Impact information, along with a wind speed/ direction graph for all your base locations.
Risk/Impact Reporting - New report displays the Risk/Impact information, along with a wind speed/ direction graph for any set of locations.
Application "Skins" - Personalize your system's look and feel by using different application color and font schemes or "skins" with the Hurrtrak Application.
SLOSH Storm Surge Inundation Analysis
ESRI Shape File Import - Hurrtrak Advanced allows the user to overlay their  Shape files on top of our Hurricane Tracking Maps as well as providing the ability to report on the GIS "points" in these files.
Shape File Export - Hurrtrak Advanced can export several different types of storm related data to a shape file format.  These files can then be used in your GIS application tools like ArcView, ArcInfo.. and others.

Tray Alert Messaging - We found that Hurrtrak users busy at their workstations desired a way to be alerted to new and changing conditions in the tropics. No problem! In 2009 we are introducing a "tray alert messaging" (TAM) system. TAM notifies our users, via pop-up tray messages, of several noteworthy conditions including: the formation of new storms, storm strengthening or weakening, the issuance of watches or warnings, updated storm data, issuance of the last advisory, new tropical weather outlooks or new tropical disturbance statements.

Storm Surge Probabilities - The Hurrtrak system has the ability to display…both graphically and through reports, storm surge probabilities for 2' - 25’. This combined with enhanced SLOSH information, provides users with the most detailed storm surge information available.

Narrative Impact Statements - In addition to the summary and detailed impact reports, in 2009 we have added the ability to show a "computer AI generated" narrative description of the impact to a location. This can be viewed for the base location, any location in a summary impact report and/or in the auto generated summary report. Both standard and "executive" formats are available.

Damage Estimate Report.  A new report designed to estimate comparative levels of impact/damage, based on separate components of wind speed and storm surge flooding.  Specifically, this report takes into account the levels of wind and flooding on the affected population and  property values.  

"True" Pan and Zoom mapping in SloshView - 2009 brings Pan & Zoom capabilities to the Slosh display program. This allows the user to select a different map region to analyze without having to "reset" the map and redefine the storm surge parameters.
Location plot font control - In the 2009 version, users have the option to select the font type, color, and size used to plot a location on a tracking chart. The color can be controlled by location groups or individual location... thus enabling the user to "highlight" critical locations on a map.
Tropical Disturbance Statements - Tropical disturbance statements will now be part of the Hurrtrak Online data stream and displayed in the Hurrtrak system.
Multiple "undo" levels - Enhancements to the user interface now include the ability to undo multiple plotting layers.  
Average Forecast Error Enhancements - We have added the ability to plot the 72 and/or 120 hour forecast average error.
Forecast Model Selection Enhancements - Users can now be more selective of which forecast models to plot.  (Selection is by type and time period.)
Enhanced Risk Alert - Both wind probability and wind probability trend have been added to the risk alert table.
Native Google Earth support.  In addition to the graphics interface this function exports KML (Google Earth's native language) that represents a significant number of a storm's observed and forecast parameters.
Expanded Google Earth Information - In addition to the LARGE amount of hurricane information that the user is able to export from the HURRTRAK system, you can also superimpose National Weather Service information on the same Google Earth “image”.
Executive Summary Report Enhancements -  The executive summary report is now more flexible than ever before and includes optional narrative impact statements, wind probabilities and storm surge probabilities (for coastal locations).
Sea/Wave heights - For offshore locations, the system estimates the forecast wave heights associated to a hurricane.
Custom Location Import - Hurrtrak-Advanced includes the capability to import your organizations specific locations into the system's database... thus allowing you to create custom impact reports for these locations.  It accepts both comma delimited and shape file format as input.
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HURRTRAK Advanced 2024
(requires Hurrtrak Online Global)

Network versions and site licenses are available for the above products (call for pricing)

System requirements:
Windows  7 or greater
Pentium based processor or greater
6 GB RAM, CD-ROM Drive
10 GB available hard disk space

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