NOAA SLOSH Modeling Webinar

The Sea, Lake and Overland Surges from Hurricanes (SLOSH) model is a computerized numerical model developed by the National Weather Service (NWS) to estimate storm surge heights resulting from historical, hypothetical, or predicted hurricanes by taking into account the atmospheric pressure, size, forward speed, and track data. Recent science suggests that SLOSH modeling may be more reliable than wind speed in determining whether or not a mandatory evacuation will be called during a hurricane. 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) staff have offered to provide us with a training session to share their wealth of knowledge on the science behind storm surge, so that we can better communicate this threat to our service population and volunteers!