With the hurricane season in full swing and with Hurricane Ike nearing the shores of US, some of us might be keeping an eye on news sites and weather sites for hurricane information.
I wanted to share an excellent resource that I came across recently for tracking Hurricanes – Stormpulse.
Stormpulse is dedicated to sharing information on hurricanes and tropical storms. At any given time, you see the list of current hurricanes and storms. A nice huge map shows the path of each storm/hurricane in a constantly updated map. The information is presented in a very intuitive manner and provides all necessary data about the storm from the National Hurricane Center.
Some of the things you can see in Stormpulse
- Current years Hurrican Season summary and see historic data about hurricanes path, intensity and where it made landfall, etc.
- See the currently active Hurricane – Hurricane Ike is now shown today
- Shows current Forecast/Advisory, Pulic Advisory, etc from the National Hurricane Center
- Hurricane data – category, lattitude, longitude, wind speed, movement, pressure
- Shows a nice map of the storms predicted path and estimated times at various distances – shows the current prediction that Hurricane Ike is set to make landfall between Corpus Christi and Brownsville, TX on Sat 2:00 AM with a windspeed of 115mph.
- Click on the a city in the map to see how far the hurricane is in miles
- See historical track of the storm
- See forcast models for the storm
- See wind probabilities, a map with clouds, wind fields, ocean buoys as well as map grids. (toggle on/off these features)
Stormpulse is a very nice effort in providing crucial information about hurricanes in an easy to digest & visually appealing interface.
I am a weather buff and really enjoyed this site and the information it provides. But, I am sure it will be much more than that for folks living in the path of these storms and hope they can use it to be safe.