Meteorological uncertainty exacerbates insurers’ claim and capacity readiness. By leveraging data from both internal and external, insurers can better anticipate and plan for actual loss exposure to events like this. (Credit: bilanol/Adobe Stock) Meteorological uncertainty exacerbates insurers’ claim and capacity readiness. By leveraging data from both internal and external, insurers can better anticipate and plan for actual loss exposure to events like this. (Credit: bilanol/Adobe Stock)

Hurricanes are the most violent storms on the planet. In addition to the extreme weather and destruction they bring, hurricanes are also notoriously unpredictable.

Hurricane Ian was no exception. Ian’s projected cone of uncertainty shifted considerably in the days leading up to its U.S. landfall on September 28, 2022. What was projected to be a tropical storm — or possibly a Category 1 hurricane — escalated within 24 hours into a serious Category 4 hurricane headed for the Tampa area.

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