Latest Version Information

The latest version of HURREVAC is 1.7.2 - August 1, 2017

This is a minor update to the 2017 Season Release which adds the capability for viewing storm surge watches and warnings from NHC.

IMPORTANT: You are encouraged to upgrade to a 2017 version of HURREVAC as soon as possible. Breakpoint and wind probability location changes being introduced this season mean that older versions of the software will incorrectly display these items for archived storms (2016 and earlier years). Watches/warnings and wind probabilities for 2017 storms will display correctly, however, and the older versions will continue to be supported for live storm tracking.

Registered users are notified by e-mail of any update that is deemed critical. Please refer back to the installation instructions sent to you at the beginning of the season if you wish to update the version you have installed.

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History of Older Versions

Version 1.7.1 - June 16, 2017

This is the 2017 Season Release with new tools and changes to program operation.

Version 1.6.2 - August 26, 2016

A minor update to the initial 2016 Season Release of HURREVAC. Contains a fix for the "Arithmetic operation resulted in an overflow" error message that was introduced with Microsoft's Windows 10 Anniversary Update. Also adds a few more sample datasets under 'Other Archived Data', some small bug fixes, and improvements.

Version 1.6.1 - June 1, 2016

This is the initial 2016 Season Release with new tools and changes to program operation.

Version 1.5.3 - October 30, 2015

An optional final update in 2015 which added Center Location to STORM FEATURES, a CTRL-check option for plotting storms, and minor bug fixes.

Version 1.5.2 - August 8, 2015

This is a minor update to the initial 2015 Season Release with a few new tools and performance improvements.

Version 1.5.1 - June 1, 2015

This is the initial 2015 Season Release with new tools and changes to program operation.

Version 1.4.2 - July 1, 2014

Corrects the following issues from the 2014 season release:

  1. Corrects a problem with program startup after an exit in which multiple storms were left checked on within the Current View.
  2. Alternate forecast tracks now display for storms prior to 2003 that lack a 4 and 5 day extended forecast.
  3. Missing projection (.prj) file restored to GIS shapefile export.
  4. Alerts now appear for timeline items based on the Evacuation Start Time.
  5. Movement speed and direction of a storm at the initial position matches initial position details in the forecast advisory text and is only calculated if this information is not available in the stm file (as for storms prior to 2003)
  6. Forecast track advisory labels have been modified to correctly reflect the time at official forecast positions.
  7. Points of Interest with positive longitudes (west of the International Dateline) can now be input through the Setup form.

Version 1.4.1 - June 6, 2014

This is the initial 2014 Season Release with new tools and changes to program operation.

Version 1.3.3 - August 28, 2013

New Distance Ruler, Storm Surge Map Browser, and advisory label placement options added to the program. Full details of changes.

Version 1.3.2 - June 17, 2013

Corrects issues in the initial 2013 Season Release with excessive map refreshing, slow wind probability analysis, and an unresponsive Storm Summary PDF button.

Version 1.3.1 - June 4, 2013

This is the initial 2013 Season Release with new tools and changes to program operation.

Version 1.2.1 - May 21, 2012

This is the initial 2012 Season Release. Adjusts the Error Swath with the 2011 NHC average error rates and updates the Archives with all storms files from the previous year. Contains new Storm Summary PDF tool, plus Forward, Back, and Reset buttons for map manipulation.

Version 1.1.37 - June 27, 2011

Corrects bug in which gage, evacuation clearance, and coordinates/measurement browsers don't respond to mouse click selections on the underlying map. This issue only appears if Range Marks have been turned on through a right-click to the map.

Version 1.1.28 - June 6, 2011

Corrects a minor labeling bug in the Risk Profiles for Florida and Virginia. Also fixes an Export to GIS issue when outputting rainfall or flood data to shapefile.

Version 1.1.11 - May 23, 2011

This is the initial 2011 Season Release. Adjusts the Error Swath with the 2011 NHC average error rates and updates the Archives with all storms files from the previous year. Contains various bug fixes and improvements in error messaging when Internet connectivity issues are encountered (see Tech Note 5 for details). This version also supports special tools developed for the states of Florida, Virginia, and New York.

Version 1.0.492 - August 31, 2010

Modifies the method under which an HTTP proxy password is saved in the program. Only those users experiencing problems with Hurrevac2010's Internet download of data should upgrade to this version. See Tech Note 5 for further assistance with connectivity issues.

Version 1.0.485 - August 23, 2010

Adds 33 gages in Hawaii to the existing display of River Gages for the continental US. This version also newly supports the VA Risk Profile (Profile requires updated VA and NC HES plugins for activation).

Numerous bug fixes and user-requested enhancements. Most noteably:

  1. Corrects bug in advisory track labels that underreported maximum sustained winds;
  2. Handles diminishing winds from landfalling storm like Hurrevac2000. Previous version of Hurrevac2010 does a direct interpolation for max winds and wind extents in between forecast points. When 48hr point is over water and 72hr point is over land, direct interpolation causes wind fields to be tapered too soon. This version will hold the max winds and wind extents until landfall, then taper from there;
  3. Basemap modifications to add user-requested items such as PR EM zones and Bermuda;
  4. More user preferences retained (i.e. where Print-to-File items are saved, annotation settings, map views);
  5. Keyboard shortcuts added for printing, copying, and pasting. Right-click to copy or paste added to various text screens;
  6. Legend for red-yellow-blue wind categories added to bottom of tracking map when no other legend is needed;
  7. Corrected bugs in the Manual Data Entry panel that occur when adding or deleting an advisory;
  8. Advisory overlays now have numbers and colors to make them more distinguishable; and
  9. GISStatus.txt file, used to populate the Current Tab treeview is now created on the fly by the desktop program. In previous versions there was a slight delay in updating this treeview with the latest advisories because of the need to wait for this file to be downloaded from the server. advisory label placement improved.

Version 1.0.412 - June 9, 2010

This update addresses over two dozen minor issues identified since the first launch of Hurrevac2010. Most notably, it corrects a critical bug in the GIS (shapefile) export utility, streamlines treeview selection/loading of storms on the tracking map, and adds Import/Export STM file options to the UTILITIES menu so that exercise storms can be easily copied into and out of the proper Hurrevac2010 data directories. This version also contains a fix for the 'DefaultSetup_Plugins routine' error message that users began seeing on June 8th.

Version 1.0.321 - March 11, 2010

Corrects a file-loading issue for individuals and agencies whose computer login usernames contain a period or underscore (i.e. firstname.lastname). If you are able to browse and view storms on the Archives tab, this issue does not affect you.

Resyncs predicted tide in the Tide Gage Browser so that there is no longer a sudden jump in the plotting from past to future.

Recolors the observed and forecasted water levels in the River Gage Browser for better contrast and clarity. Also extends the viewing window for River Gage Impact Statements and Crest/Lows so that lengthy text entries are not cut off.

Version 1.0.312 - March 1, 2010

This is the very first full release of Hurrevac2010, a major platform upgrade for the HURREVAC program. Please see the Hurrevac2010 Factsheet for descriptions of how the new platform differs from Hurrevac2000.