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Orange County residents pleading for drainage improvements while bracing for Tropical Storm Beta

In parts of the county, it doesn’t even take a named storm to leave neighborhoods in high water

ORANGE COUNTY, Texas — It’s been nearly a month since Hurricane Laura hit, and people in Orange County are still picking up. 

They’re also preparing for Tropical Storm Beta. Residents are no strangers to flooding. 

In one Orange County community, they’ve been asking for something to be done about the drainage system. Tom Clary owns a home in the area and says Adams Bayou is part of the problem. 

It doesn’t even take a named storm to leave neighborhoods in high water in parts of Orange County. 

“This is pretty much a common occurrence now,” Clary said.  

Just down the road from his house is Adam’s Bayou. 

“I’m old, I can’t be putting sandbags around here,” Clary said. 

Clary and other residents know there’s not much that can be done about Mother

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Scientists explore the potential for further improvements to tropical cyclone track forecasts

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IMAGE: Fengyun Satellite image of Typhoon Mysak which plowed into the Korean Peninsula in early September.
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Credit: National Satellite Meteorological Center of China Meteorological Administration

A recent study suggested that we have probably approached the limit of predictability for tropical cyclone (TC) track prediction. If that’s true, there’s little we can do to improve TC forecasts as an incorrect position affects the utility of all other guidance, including wind, precipitation, and storm surge guidance. This would be bad news for disaster prevention and mitigation.

“The reason some scientists ask whether the limit of predictability is near or has already been reached is that there’s a diminishing trend in the reduction of positional error in National Hurricane Center (NHC) tropical cyclone forecasts. From this, there seems to be little room for improvement,” explained Dr. Feifan Zhou, a scientist with the Institute of Atmospheric Physics at the Chinese Academy of

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Immersive Weather Releases Version 1.3, Adds Hurricane and Tropical Cyclone Tracking With Improvements for Google Home, Nest Products – Press Release

8 September, 2020 – Immersive Weather, the original weather app for Chromecast, announced the release of version 1.3 on August 31, 2020. A comprehensive update that integrates hurricane and tropical cyclone tracking, all new radar base maps, and improved customization options into the popular Immersive Weather app, the 1.3 update comes just in time for hurricane season so users can monitor storm developments and changes in real-time, and stay safe and secure during the active 2020 storm season.

With Immersive Weather, turn televisions and smart displays into live weather stations with real-time casting at the touch of a button. Get the latest weather information updated regularly from NOAA (National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration), including the NWS (National Weather Service), the NHC (National Hurricane Center), and NSSL (National Severe Storms Laboratory), to make tracking changing weather conditions around you at home, in the office, or on the go fast and easy.

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