Hurricane Alex on June 30, 2010. Image via NOAA’s EVL website
With Gulf Coast residents already feeling the effects of the first named storm of the year, the prediction of a particularly active hurricane season and, of course, the oil spill, we thought now was as good of time as ever to compile a list of the best Hurricane Tracking websites for the 2010 hurricane season.
Listed below are some of gCaptain’s top picks for tracking storms in 2010.
1. IBISEYE.com – The IBISEYE website allows you to track any active tropical depression, tropical storm, or hurricane, get the latest storm news, see properties at risk and report hurricane damage in one easy-to-use and comprehensive site. IBISEYE.com is a must bookmark for those interested or potentially effected by incoming storms.
2. Weather Underground – Weather Underground’s Tropical Weather section is a great tool for accessing a wealth of information including Atlantic satellite maps, sea surface temperature information, hurricane advisories and links to important weather information in the Atlantic and around the world.
3. TropicalWX.com – TropicalWX.com is a great resource providing visitors with a large collection of links to useful information for the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea and Gulf of Mexico. One thing we like about this site is its links to international local forecasts and even webcams.
4. NOAA’s Environmental Visualization Laboratory (EVL) – NOAA’s EVL is the only full-time science and data visualization program within NOAA and produces great visualizations and animations created through the use of NOAA satellite data, primarily the GOES and POES spacecraft. This website is of particular importance this year with its coverage of the Gulf oil spill.
5. National Hurricane Center – What’s a hurricane tracking list without the NWS’s National Hurricane Center? The NHC is the only place to get official forecasts, watches and warnings issued by the U.S. government. This year they even entered into the 21st century by offering a mobile version so you can receive the latest information right on your smart phone.
Please let us know what tools you are using to track hurricanes by commenting below.
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