Storm surge model provides vital info for #Blizzard2016

NOAA runs operational forecast modeling systems that provide users with forecast guidance of water levels, currents, and water temperatures for the next 60 hours. The Extratropical Surge and Tide Operational Forecast System (ESTOFS), a storm surge model developed by Coast Survey in 2012, is a vital source of information for forecasting coastal flood events during this weekend’s blizzard.

See the ESTOFS output here, or check nowCOAST for model output integrated with other data.

ESTOFS storm surge forecast guidance valid 2PM EST Jan. 23, overlaid with National Weather Service surface wind forecast (depicted using curved wind barbs)
ESTOFS storm surge forecast guidance valid 2 p.m. EST Jan. 23, overlaid with National Weather Service surface wind forecast (depicted using curved wind barbs)
ESTOFS storm surge forecast guidance valid 1 p.m. EST Jan 23, for New Jersey coast, overlaid on NOAA's nautical chart
ESTOFS storm surge forecast guidance valid 1 p.m. EST Jan 23, for New Jersey coast, overlaid on NOAA’s nautical chart