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National Hurricane Center Has New Look for 'Cone of Uncertainty'

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    NBC 6 meteorologist Ryan Phillips shows us the changes made to the forecast cone for the upcoming hurricane season. (Published Monday, March 20, 2017)

    As storm forecasters have grown more certain over the years about the potential path a hurricane will take, the popular "cone of uncertainty'' used in models has grown smaller. But widespread misunderstanding of the cone has prompted forecasters to try to improve the tool.

    As storm forecasters have grown more certain over the years about the potential path a hurricane will take, the popular "cone of uncertainty'' used in models has grown smaller. But widespread misunderstanding of the cone has prompted forecasters to try to improve the tool.

    This year the National Hurricane Center will use a modified tool with a sleeker tracking cone.

    The Atlantic Hurricane Season begins June 1.