Dr. J. Marshall Shepherd, Distinguished Professor at the University of Georgia in Athens and director of the university's atmospheric science program, said in this article:
"Weather Forecasting is often perceived as guesswork by the public. There is not a meteorologist alive who has avoided jokes about the accuracy of forecasts. But these are misperceptions. The current era of weather forecasts, as witnessed during the society-altering 2017 hurricane season, is quite extraordinary because of rapid advances in meteorological knowledge, satellites, radar systems, and computer models. We now have technology in place to provide significant lead time for landfalling hurricanes, potentially tornadic storms, and multi-day flood events."
Offshore Weather Services embraces the rapid advances in meteorological knowledge and uses the latest technology in its forecasting services. OWS clients greatly benefit on the high accuracy of the forecasts and the extended lead time on tropical cyclone events.