Forecasts of where hurricanes will go and how strong they will get have improved over time, but errors associated with the prediction cones can cost coastal communities a lot of money if they evacuate unnecessarily if a storm turns away or if they don’t prepare for a storm that is closer or stronger than expected. Fortunately, there is some new technology that uses satellite telemetry to help predict the storms’ paths and strength which is being put into use for the first time this year. This should allow better forecasts than in the past, providing more exact information on timing and strength of the storms for emergency managers and other first responders as well as coastal residents. You can read more at