Tuesday, April 17, 2018

In the News: Color run at FHS; 'cone of uncertainty' to be reduced

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"The high school’s students are making color of a dark situation with year’s second annual Mr. K’s Color Run. 
Proceeds from the May 19 5-kilometer race will be put into a scholarship fund named after late physics teacher Keiichi Kitanosono. The recipient will be chosen by the science department. 
Born in Japan and educated in the United States, Kitanosono was early into his second year of teaching in 2016. William Bobrowsky, the head of the science department, said that on Nov. 9, 2016, the 25-year-old Kitanosono failed to show up for work. It was later announced that he had died unexpectedly."

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http://www.milforddailynews.com/news/20180417/franklin-high-color-run-to-honor-late-teacher



"The National Hurricane Center plans to shrink the dreaded “cone of uncertainty” during the upcoming season based on an improving forecast record. 
The Miami-based center made the announcement Monday, along with a series of other changes intended to improve how hurricane forecasters convey warnings to the public. Along with the shrinking cone, forecasters will extend advisories, which include warnings and watches, to 72 hours in advance of a storm, providing a full additional day to prepare. Experimental graphics used last year to depict arrival times for dangerous winds will also become a permanent addition to forecasts. 
“The changes are to improve information contained in the hurricane center products and to provide it in maybe easier to understand formats,” said Dan Brown, a senior hurricane specialist in charge of warning coordination. 
The forecast cone has long been a fixture of the hurricane forecasts but frequently debated because the public tends to focus on the center track, ignoring dangerous winds and other hazards that can extend for many more miles."
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http://www.milforddailynews.com/zz/news/20180416/dreaded-cone-of-uncertainty-will-shrink-for-coming-hurricane-season

Additional details on the forecast changes for hurricane season can be found online
https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/news/NHC_new_products_and_services_2018_FINAL.pdf

The National Hurricane Center can be found https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

The primary graphic displays the “earliest reasonable” arrival time
The primary graphic displays the “earliest reasonable” arrival time

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