Hurricane Resources

Atlantic Hurricane

Hurricanes and tropical storms are a reality for the Southeastern United States including Florida. This post is intended to provide links to various Hurricane-related resources to help keep you informed about hurricanes. Stay informed and stay safe.

What is an [Atlantic] Hurricane: “An Atlantic hurricane or tropical storm is a tropical cyclone that forms in the Atlantic Ocean, usually between the months of June and November. A hurricane differs from a cyclone or typhoon only on the basis of location. A hurricane is a storm that occurs in the Atlantic Ocean and northeastern Pacific Ocean, a typhoon occurs in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, and a cyclone occurs in the south Pacific or Indian Ocean.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_hurricane)

Sections:

Weather Info with Alerts, Maps and Forecasts

Weather Alerts

Safety Info

Other Hurricane/Storm-Related Resources

Weather Info with Alerts, Maps and Forecasts

NOAA: National Hurricane Center – Provides maps of current tropical disturbances, storms, and hurricanes along with forecast projections updated regularly

Weather Underground: Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones – Shows advisories and details about current hurricanes and tropical cyclones

WeatherBug: Hurricane and Storm Tracker – A map showing current tropical storms and hurricanes

Mike’s Weather Page – Provides links to many different maps and resources all updated regularly. A bit of information-overload but a great resource.


Weather Alerts

NOAA: Weather Enterprise Resources: Alerts – “The National Weather Service (NWS) provides alert and warning information through official dissemination sources, including NOAA Weather RadioNOAA Weather Wire Service, and Weather.gov to the public, and the iNWS service for core partners (emergency management community, water resources management community, government partners of an NWS office, or members of the electronic media who need direct interaction with NWS).” – This page contains links to various commercial alerting resources for various delivery options.


Safety Info

Safety and Preparedness Pages

NOAA: Hurricane Safety Tips and Resources

National Weather Service: Hurricane Preparedness

Ready.gov: Hurricanes

Red Cross: Hurricane Preparedness / Hurricane Safety

Asbestos.com: Hurricanes and Asbestos Exposure – “Natural disasters such as wildfires, hurricanes, floods and tornadoes can damage asbestos-containing materials and lead to asbestos exposure among first responders, cleanup crews and nearby residents. Learn how to prevent asbestos exposure when preparing for and cleaning up after a natural disaster.” (by the Mesothelioma Center)

Fixed Resources

WESH 2 NEWS Hurricane Survival Guide 2020 (PDF)

ESFi Hurricane Safety (PDF)

10 Tips for Dummies Portable Generator Safety


Other Hurricane/Storm-Related Resources

NASA / NOAA: Aircraft Tracker from the NASA Airborne Science Program – This page provides a map and detailed information about NASA and NOAA aircraft including “storm-chasing” planes

NOAA: Hurricane Imagery – This page has a map that shows current weather maps including those for active and recent hurricanes and storms

NOAA: GOES (Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite)

“The Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES), operated by the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)’s National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service division, supports weather forecasting, severe storm tracking, and meteorology research. … The GOES system uses geosynchronous satellites that, since the launch of SMS-1 in 1974, have been a basic element of U.S. weather monitoring and forecasting.” (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geostationary_Operational_Environmental_Satellite)

GOES Image Viewer – This page shows a map where you can select specific regions and/or storms and view highly-detailed maps including animated maps of visible RGB and nighttime IR views

Storm Imagery – Lists current storms and hurricanes and provides links to the GOES Image Viewer pages for those storms


Disclaimer: This post is intended to be informational only and not to be used as an official forecast. Watch local and national NEWS for your official weather making decisions.