NHC live hurricane briefings began Thursday

NORMAN, Okla. — The National Hurricane Center began streaming Hurricane Irene information live via the new, exclusive Weather Decision Technologies. The information appears in more than 600 media company iMap maps this week, starting Thursday morning.

The National Hurricane Center began live on-camera briefings on August 25. These briefings will appear within all iMap weather maps. WDT has signed a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement with the NHC that allows us to provide this video feed, and we are the only company providing such a feed.

The live streams feature an animated in-map notifier alerting users to a live feed, and they can click to “Watch Now.” The video uses the same exclusive technology pioneered by WDT for its Tracker storm-chasing network. NHC video can also be accessed through the iMapTracker content layer, along with live video from chasers we expect to be in the area of a affected storm areas.

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