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The left image shows a 42 hour COAMPS-TC forecast of wind speed with Hurricane Delta nearing landfall along the Louisiana coast valid on Oct. 9. The right graph shows a comparison of the COAMPS-TC maximum wind speed forecast (red) with the observed estimate (black). Recently, COAMPS-TC was recognized as the world’s most accurate hurricane intensity model during the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season (Jeff Masters, Ph.D.in Yale’s August 2020 Climate Connections).

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