Time change reminder for users tracking Nicole

The recent change from daylight saving time to standard time means that products from the National Hurricane Center and other forecast agencies are available one hour earlier.

Users tracking Tropical Storm Nicole from the Eastern Time Zone should get these changes automatically in HURREVAC.

Regular advisory packages (complete with new forecast tracks and discussions) are now issued at 4 a.m., 10 a.m., 4 p.m., and 10 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. (In Atlantic Standard Time: 5 a.m., 11 a.m., 5 p.m. and 11 p.m.)

Intermediate advisories are issued at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST while watches and warnings are in effect. (Or 2 a.m., 8 a.m., 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. AST)

Tropical Weather Outlooks are issued at 1 a.m., 7 a.m., 1 p.m. and 7 p.m. EST.

By default, HURREVAC’s time display matches the system setting of your computer or device. There is no need to change any HURREVAC settings to account for the end of daylight saving time unless you manually set a custom time zone (UTC offset) in User Preferences.

Additional reminder unrelated to the time change:
The Potential Storm Surge Flooding layer requires more processing time by the NHC and may be issued at least one hour after the valid time of the regular advisory. If you check HURREVAC immediately after a new advisory issuance, (for example, right at 4 p.m.) the Potential Storm Surge Flooding layer will show a message that it does not exist. Check back one to two hours later. The surge layer from the previous regular advisory may still be viewed, but always refer to the legend to avoid discrepancies.

If you have additional questions or encounter an issue, write to support@hurrevac.com for assistance.

  • Posted by John Boyer
  • On November 7, 2022