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Measuring a hurricane's intensity quickly and formulating predictions on its changes is key to giving people on the ground time to prepare as the Atlantic hurricane season peaks this year after a devastating 2017 season.The National Hurricane Center said in a report last year that it failed to adequately predict the rapid intensification of Hurricane Matthew in 2016 to a Category 5 storm with maximum sustained winds of 270 kph.Typically, that means flying a hurricane hunter aircraft inside the storm, measuring wind speeds from a weather buoy as a storm passes overhead or relying on satellites that may fly over once every other day.Michael Brennan, branch chief of the hurricane specialist unit at the National Hurricane Center, said that the 2017 hurricane season saw a great deal of rapid intensification when storms quickly picked up, or lost, power.The center launched a 10-year hurricane forecast improvement program in 2009 that has helped it better understand where storms are going and the power they will possess by coordinating hurricane research to improve the task.
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