| HOME | ARCHIVES | FORECASTS | IMAGERY | ABOUT NHC | RECONNAISSANCE |

Storm Surge Maximum of the Maximum (MOM) (Text)


Standard version of this page

Surge Overview | Storm Surge Unit | SLOSH | P-SURGE | Surge Products | Local Impacts | FAQ | Resources

Contents:

  1. Overview
  2. Product Description
  3. Availability
  4. Examples

1. Overview

The Maximum of the Maximum Envelope of High Water (MEOW), or MOM, provides a worst cast snapshot for a particular storm category under "perfect" storm conditions. Each MOM considers combinations of forward speed, trajectory, and initial tide level. These products are compiled when a SLOSH basin is developed or updated. As with MEOWs, MOMs are not storm specific and are available to view in the SLOSH display program for all operational basins. No single hurricane will produce the regional flooding depicted in the MOMs. Instead, the product is intended to capture the worst case high water value at a particular location for hurricane evacuation planning. The MOMs are also used to develop the nation's evauation zones.

Next:  Product Description



Quick Navigation Links:
Tropical Cyclone Forecasts  -  Tropical Marine Forecasts  -  Data Archive
Outreach  -  Prepare  -  About Cyclones  -  About NHC  -  Contact Us

NOAA/ National Weather Service
National Centers for Environmental Prediction
National Hurricane Center
11691 SW 17th Street
Miami, Florida 33165-2149 USA
nhcwebmaster@noaa.gov
Disclaimer
Credits
Information Quality
Glossary
Privacy Policy
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
About Us
Career Opportunities
Page last modified: Monday, 03-Jun-2013 00:04:15 UTC