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Central Florida Hurricane Center Hurricane Data Links

Use this if you are searching for a certain type of data, for more generic sources and/or local sites, see the regular Links page.

Official Forecasts

National Hurricane Center


Good general reference

Skeetobite's Weather - storm tracks and forcasts; historical reference

CIMSS Tropical Cyclones - Environmental conditions, Saharan Air Layer, Steering Layers, Computerized Dvorak, Microwave imagery, Wind analysis, etc.

Tropical Atlantic Recon coverage - includes Vortex Recon, HDOB messages, and Dropsondes.

NOAA Dvorak classification

College of DuPage Weather - surface and upper air data; satellite and radar imagery; model data

BuoyGraph GOM Buoy observations on a map

NOAA Historial Hurricane Tracks Extremely Extensive Mapping and Dataset of all Historical known Tropical Storms and Hurricanes

Ohio State Weather - Includes Vortex Recon and Satellite data

Satellite Imagery

NOAA's SSD site - very good, simple to use with hurricane floaters

NASA's GHCC GOES site - very good, fully customizable, long period animations

MODIS high res satellite coverage - Gallery and Real Time

Remote Sensing Systems (SSM/I, TMI, AMSR, QSCAT, and MSU) storm analysis

Tropical RAMSDIS online - satellite coverage

PSU - satellite loops

Washington University - alternative site, but very difficult to use

Radar Sources

US Radar Sites

Official Cancun Radar / Official Cancun Radar Loop

Official Western Cuba Radar Loop

Cuba Radar Hourly Mosaic

The High-Resolution Rapid Refresh (HRRR) - The HRRR is a 3-km resolution, hourly updated, cloud-resolving atmospheric model, initialized by DFI-fields from the 13km radar-enhanced Rapid Refresh.

KML/KMZ Layers for Google Earth

CIMSS Google Earth

Aircraft Recon, via Tropical Atlantic

US River Height Gauges

Everything-in-once package from UIUC - just about every weather KMZ is dynamically linked from this. Don't turn them all on at once.

Raw Data

Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast (Navy) - Best Track, Models, SHIPS, etc.

Forecasting Aids

Model Run Animations

FSU model site - best there is

FSU Ryan Maue - HRWF, GFDL, More, another very good FSU site

PSU model site - alternate when FSU is down

UKMET model site (Univ. Wyoming)

NOAA's NCEP model guidance - continental US only

RaleighWX/Allan Huffman's Model Page - GFS, UKMET, EWMCF, etc.

Development and Evolution

Tropical Cyclone Formation Probabilities - via NOAA

FSU cyclone phase

Favorable Shear Conditions Map

Forecast Tracks

National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) track and intensity plots (Jonathan Vigh's site)

Clark Evan's track and intensity plots

Sea Surface Temperatures

Navy site - always check date of data - only runs sometimes - when working, very good


Rutgers site - Good alternative site if the others sites is down; also provides more detailed views

Other Maps/Models

FIM model (Flow Following Finite-Volume Isosahedral Model)

MIMIC Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery Total Precipitable Wate, good tool for finding center of systems.



StormSurfing - General Surfing Forecast (wave heights)

Historical Maps

NOAA interactive viewer of storm tracks - very good

Atlantic storm tracks by year


Katrina's eye (large file 33Mb)

Isabel's eye (example of Mesovortices)

Dvorak reference


Personal tools

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