Cape Cod, Massachusetts. April 04, 2009. The 2009 Installation Season for WeatherFlow’s Hurricane Network is in full swing as the some of the season’s last winter storms pass across the northeastern United States. Officially referred to as Phase Two of the Hurricane Network, this second group of 50 hurricane-hardened stations builds on the success of the initial 50 installed in 2008’s Phase One. Lessons learned in last year’s installation process have reduced the amount of time and equipment it takes to install the customized sensor packages and the 10 meter concrete poles on which they are mounted.
This seasons’s program was kicked off in December with the installation of 7 Hurricane Network stations in the New Orleans area and along the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama coastalines. The last week of March saw installation of poles and sensor packages in Massachusetts, New Jersey, and New York. In coming weeks, the installation teams will be moving south along the coastline, targeting stations in Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia, with completion planned before the start of the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1st.