Monday, September 17, 2018

How The Weather Channel Forecasts Hurricane Florence With Stunning Visuals

With Hurricane Florence threatening flash floods, The Weather Channel on Thursday broadcast its first-ever live simulation to convey the storm’s severity before it hit land. The Atlanta-based television network has adopted graphics processing more common to video game makers in its productions. The result — see video below — is the stunning, immersive mixed reality visual to accompany meteorologists in live broadcasts. Hurricane Florence slammed into the southeastern shore of North Carolina early Friday morning. Wind speeds of the category 1 hurricane have reached 90 miles per hour, and up to 40 inches of rain have been forecast to drench the region.