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Hurricane Tracking & Forecasting

Tools, tracking maps, and forecasting techniques used to predict and detect tropical cyclones.

Flight of the Hurricane Hunters
A brief history of the infamous Hurricane Hunters and the role they play in forecasting tropical cyclones.

How Supercomputers Help Forecasters
Supercomputers are one tool available to meteorologists for trying to find patterns in weather. NASA has even reproduced a computer simulation of the birth of hurricanes many days in advace which can help with warning lead-times.

Research Past Storm Tracks with the DAS Tropical Cyclone Tracker
Step-by-step instructions on how to use this interactive map of Atlantic tropical cyclones and hurricanes (brought to you by the Department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign). Storms include those from 1950 to present day.

What is an "invest"?
For hurricane forecasters, these weather systems are worth spending time on.

Hurricane Watches and Warnings
When a tropical cyclone approaches U.S. soil, the NOAA National Hurricane Center issues one of these announcements to alert those within the path of danger.

How to Use A Hurricane Tracking Chart
During hurricane season, many people track hurricanes as a hobby. Follow these instructions on how to get started.

Hurricane Tracking Charts
Hurricane tracking charts are used to track the path of a hurricane. Choose your favorite map format, print it out, and start tracking storms today!

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