NOAA QuickLook Activated
As Tropical Storm Fred advances, I thought it was a good time to share a pretty useful tool from NOAA's National Ocean Service.
As of last night, NOS/CO-OPS activated our Storm QuickLooks for Potential Tropical Cyclone Six, later upgraded to Tropical Storm Fred the NWS.
Our Storm QuickLooks product is a great example of cross-program collaboration...real-time data on QuickLooks as storms come in. It's a good risk management tool. QuickLooks for Tropical Storm Fred can be found at https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/inundationdb/storm/Fred.html.
Storm QuickLooks is part of our Coastal Inundation Dashboard, available at https://tidesandcurrents.noaa.gov/inundationdb/. The Dashboard provides real-time and historic coastal flooding information at coastal water level stations. The product highlights observed water levels with respect to established coastal flooding thresholds and integrates NWS coastal flood advisories, watches and warnings along with active tropical cyclone information from the National Hurricane Center. The storm QuickLook product is a custom Dashboard with a unique URL, highlighting real-time water levels at locations impacted by an active tropical cyclone along with the latest storm track and any active watches or warnings issued by NHC.
With the increased demand for our inundation-related products and services, our Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) recently established a Coastal Hazards Branch to serve as an operational focal point for NOS coastal inundation services and begin to link long-term changes in sea level to an increased frequency of high tide flooding events. We hope to add more useful products to our dashboard as funding allows, going forward.
Hope this is helpful.
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