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How Do You Make Hurricane Forecasts Better? Send In the Drones

How Do You Make Hurricane Forecasts Better? Send In the Drones

Update: 2023-06-231
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Forecasting hurricanes is an inexact science. That's why they're called forecasts. But government researchers and meteorologists are working to make their predictions better, to help people know when they should evacuate and when it's safe to stay put. And that means using all sorts of new technology, including drones that sail right into the storms. WSJ's Ariana Aspuru visited the National Hurricane Center in Florida to find out how those forecasts come together and see the new models in the works to improve accuracy and save lives.




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How Do You Make Hurricane Forecasts Better? Send In the Drones

How Do You Make Hurricane Forecasts Better? Send In the Drones

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