CME Hurricane Index (CHI) Overview

The CME Hurricane Index (CHI) was developed to provide a quick and easy-to-calculate estimate of hurricane damage. This overview explains in detail how hurricanes are evaluated and the CHI Hurricane Index works.

The overview also includes:

  • An explanation of how and why other popular measures of storm intensity are not highly correlated to hurricane damage
  • A table of CHI values for all landfalling hurricanes from 1998 through 2010
  • A graph of CHI values before and after landfall for Hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma
  • A link to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) Public Advisories, which provide updates on pre-landfall hurricanes
  • A sample of an NHC Public Advisory

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