This lesson will describe the real-time storm surge products that are issued by the National Hurricane Center (NHC) and National Weather Service Weather Forecast Offices (NWS WFOs) during a significant tropical cyclone event along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts of the United States. Tropical cyclones that threaten a coastline have the potential to inflict devastating damage to communities. Real-time storm surge information will assist decision-makers in their plans and preparation work for these events. Basic familiarity with probabilistic forecast guidance is required. It is recommended that users review the "Forecasting Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge" lesson on MetEd before viewing this lesson. This online lesson is part of the Tropical Cyclone Storm Surge: Forecasting and Communication course.
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