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Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms

Future hurricane warnings? 7 days ahead, maybe before storm forms

AUSTIN, Texas — Hurricane predictions as much as a week from impact. A graphic showing where and when the wind will start to grow mean. And forecasts for a storm that hasn't even formed yet. These are some potential tools of the near future that forecasters hope will help emergency managers make the tough calls about who leaves and who doesn't, and help people decide when to stock up, when to brace and when to go. However, even with all these at their disposal, forecasters and emergency managers will still have to make judgment calls, panelists said at last week's National Hurricane Conference in preparation for the 2015 hurricane season, which begins June 1. ...

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