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2018 HURRTRAK Software Enhancements...

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"ExpertEase" – Our highly rated ExpertEase, will continue in the 2018 software and includes all 4 seasons making it a year round benefit. Please note that this feature is ONLY available to users who maintain the current version of the Hurrtrak software. In order to continue receiving these updates, you need to upgrade to the 2018 software. For those less familiar with the feature, ExpertEase is a superior tool in your data arsenal. On a daily basis via video update, our chief meteorologist discusses current tropical (and now also non-tropical) conditions as well as what is likely to occur in the near term. These observations are integrated within the Hurrtrak program throughout the Atlantic Hurricane season and also available via a web browser. Unique to PC Weather Product’s portfolio, ExpertEase gives you “inside” knowledge of the factors and conditions affecting the path and strength of active tropical storms as well as the details on winter storms and spring severe weather. Remember, it is available to all users with current Hurrtrak software installed.

Improved depiction of Watches and Warnings –  The National Weather Service / Hurricane Center has improved the depiction of Wind and Storm Surge watches and warnings.  Wind Watches and Warnings are displayed via NWS Zones and Storm Surge watches and warnings are displayed more accurately via affected areas, on any tracking map.  This allows for a more realistic view of the areas under an alert. 

Enhanced estimates of storm wind radii at extended forecast hours –  In addition to supporting the new 48 hours wind radii that the NHC is providing we have improved the estimates of 34, 50 and 64 knot wind radii at 72, 96 and 120 hours.  This will result in more accurate wind estimates on all reports and graphics.

"Wind Range" impact reports –  Added the capability of showing wind ranges on the location based impact report which are exported to an EXCEL format.  This will allow the user to see the likely max and min wind values rather than a single number.

Enhanced Report Accuracy –  Location impact reports will be more accurate with better wind radii estimates as well as more detailed definition of storm surge watches and warnings.  This will affect just about every wind based report in the system.

Enhanced Inundation Storm Surge Probabilities - We have improved the storm surge probability capabilities of the Hurrtrak system by including storm surge probabilities for "less than 1 foot and 1-2 feet on inundation.  This will allow the user to better understand the chances of both significant and lower levels of flooding via graphics and reports.

Shape File Export –  We have added the ability to export the storm surge watches and warnings to the current list of exportable shape files.

Google Earth KML Export –  We have added the ability to export the storm surge watches and warnings to the current list of exportable Google Earth KML files.

Hurricane Forecast Wind Estimation improvements –  With concept of constant improvement... we have continued to make enhancements to the wind estimation routines within the system.  All of these changes are "under the covers" within the program code.

Hurricane RECON changes – We have enhanced the user display as well as making the necessary changes to handle the new Hurricane RECON Vortex report format.

Storm/Surge Improvements - Our 2018 release includes the latest SLOSH basin updates.

Miscellaneous technical and user interface improvements - Several internal enhancements to keep up with the changing security nature of data and more consistent user interface methods.

and... more changes under development not yet listed here...

For recent year's change history click on the links below.

2017 Changes

2016 Changes

2015 Changes

2014 Changes

2013 Changes



What's up

NEW versions of the HURRTRAK software are now available for ordering.  Call us at 800 605-2230.


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