Stay Ahead of the Storm
Understand forecast track, timing, intensity, and uncertainty across multiple forecast scenarios up to 5-days before impact, to inform proactive preparation strategies.
Quantify potential hazard and loss impacts, anticipate likely claims, deploy adjusters effectively, and provide frequent updates for internal and external reporting
Optimize for the Future
Validate historical claims and loss experience for custom or internal views of risk, or improve event response processes for future events.
Unmatched Scientific Credibility
Backed by hundreds of citations in peer-reviewed publications across a variety of research fields, HWind data is used by researchers and scientists for numerous applications, including numerical weather prediction model validation, and as inputs for storm surge and wave models.
Release of HWind Forecasting Products (2019)
“Powered by a combination of HWind real-time observational data feeds, real-time track forecast data, and the RMS North Atlantic Hurricane modeling framework, our new forecasting products help the market gain earlier insights into potential hazard and loss impacts before landfall, informing key, time-critical decisions as the event unfolds."
Unrivalled Insight and Detail
HWind products reflect wind field characteristics with more frequency, accuracy, and granularity than publicly available sources, including the National Hurricane Center.
HWind datasets incorporate unique wind field analysis metrics developed by HWind scientists, such as Integrated Kinetic Energy, a globally recognized index for measuring tropical cyclone size and intensity, and a proven alternative to the Saffir-Simpson Scale.
Unparalleled Suite of Observational Data Sources
HWind incorporates the most comprehensive set of observational data sources in the market. The mix or private and public data feeds span more than thirty land, air, and sea-based platforms including aircraft reconnaissance, dropsondes, airborne Doppler radar wind measurements, buoys, satellites, and coastal observation networks. As of 2019, HWind also incorporates data from more than 10 types of deterministic and ensemble forecasting models.
HWind Legacy Archive
RMS hosts a publicly-available legacy version of HWind archive data, which contains products from historical events through 2013, developed while HWind was a public entity under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. For more information on how to access this data, please click the link below.
RMS HWind: Advances in Real Time Hurricane Guidance and Forecasting
As we move into the third month of the current hurricane season in the tropical North Atlantic, it has been a busy start with a record nine named storms to date. Thankfully, none of these events have been particularly intense or damaging, but this may change as the season reaches its climatological peak. Many of the latest forecasts continue to suggest that warmer-than-average sea surface temperatures will persist and La Niña conditions emerge during…
New RMS HWind Forecasting Solution Offers Critical Insights Pre-Landfall For North Atlantic Hurricanes
NEWARK, Calif. - October 03, 2019 RMS, a leading global risk modeling and analytics firm, announced the release of RMS HWind forecasting products for the North Atlantic Basin. Available as part of the RMS HWind Real-Time Analysis Solution suite, RMS HWind forecasting products support proactive event response strategies ahead of landfall by delivering five-day forecast track scenarios, hazard footprints, and gust probability analytics every 12…
RMS HWind Forecasting: Untangling the Spaghetti
Every twist and turn of a real-time hurricane can affect global financial markets, public safety, or government and international aid agencies that provide assistance. Within the (re)insurance space, the ability to understand forecast track, timing, and potential hazard and loss impacts before landfall helps entities to prepare and execute their event response processes effectively. This includes having adequate capital to cover claims, setting up claim centers…
Tracking Hurricane Dorian: Understanding Forecast Uncertainty
Hurricane Dorian looks set to pass over the northern Bahamas in the coming days as potentially a Category 5 major hurricane, but forecasts regarding future U.S. impacts remain significantly uncertain, with the latest guidance providing a twist in the tale that no one anticipated a few days ago. Understanding the Uncertainty: A Matter of Timing The meteorological situation that Hurricane Dorian finds itself in is as fascinating as it is uncertain. Several…
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