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== Central Florida Hurricane Center Hurricane Data Links ==  
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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 or other sites, see the regular [[Links]] page.
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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 ===
 
=== Official Forecasts ===
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ - National Hurricane Center
 
  
http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/tc_pages/tc_home.html - NRL
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[http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ National Hurricane Center]
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[http://www.nrlmry.navy.mil/TC.html NRL]
  
 
=== Good general reference ===
 
=== Good general reference ===
http://www.skeetobiteweather.com/ - Skeetobite's site - storm tracks and forcasts; historical reference
 
  
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/atlantic/storm/storm04L.html - Environmental conditions, Saharan Air Layer, Steering Layers, Computerized Dvorak, Microwave imagery, Wind analysis, etc.
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[http://www.skeetobiteweather.com/ Skeetobite's Weather] - storm tracks and forcasts; historical reference
  
http://twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu/tropical.html - Ohio State tropical weather site, including Vortex Recon (usually recon posted here faster than in NHC site)
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[http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/ CIMSS Tropical Cyclones] - Environmental conditions, Saharan Air Layer, Steering Layers, Computerized Dvorak, Microwave imagery, Wind analysis, etc.
  
=== Model Run Animations ===
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[http://www.tropicalatlantic.com/recon/ Tropical Atlantic Recon coverage] - includes Vortex Recon, HDOB messages, and Dropsondes.
  
http://moe.met.fsu.edu/tcgengifs/ - FSU model site - best there is
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[http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/tdpositions.html NOAA Dvorak classification]
  
http://met.psu.edu/tropical/tcgengifs/ - PSU model site - alternate when FSU is down
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[http://weather.cod.edu/analysis/ College of DuPage Weather] - surface and upper air data; satellite and radar imagery; model data
  
http://weather.uwyo.edu/models/fcst/ukmet.html - UKMET model site (Univ. Wyoming)
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[http://www.daughtersoftiresias.org/buoygraph/ BuoyGraph] GOM Buoy observations on a map
  
http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/ - NOAA's NCEP model guidance (continental US only)
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[http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes NOAA Historial Hurricane Tracks] Extremely Extensive Mapping and Dataset of all Historical known Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
  
http://gray.ftp.clickability.com/wctvwebftp/wrf/ - WRF run from a FL TV station (WCTV) - new
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[http://twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu/ Ohio State Weather] - Includes Vortex Recon and Satellite data
  
===Model Run Analysis===
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=== Satellite Imagery ===
http://moe.met.fsu.edu/cyclonephase/ - FSU cyclone phase
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===Model Run Track/Intensity Graphics===
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[http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/trop-atl.html NOAA's SSD site] - very good, simple to use with hurricane floaters
http://euler.atmos.colostate.edu/~vigh/guidance/ - best track and intensity forcast graphics around
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http://moe.met.fsu.edu/~acevans/models/ - Clark's track and intensity forecast graphics - new
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[http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/ NASA's GHCC GOES site] - very good, fully customizable, long period animations
  
http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/omd/ops/weather/plots.html - Track graphics (SFWMD)
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[http://lance.nasa.gov/imagery/rapid-response/ MODIS high res satellite coverage] - Gallery and Real Time
  
http://www.sfwmd.gov/org/omd/ops/weather/vortex.html - comparison of forcast track to recon locations - very useful (SFWMD)
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[http://www.ssmi.com/hurricane/active_storms.html Remote Sensing Systems (SSM/I, TMI, AMSR, QSCAT, and MSU) storm analysis]
  
===Historical Maps===
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[http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/tropical.asp Tropical RAMSDIS online] - satellite coverage
http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/tropical.html - good simple reference
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http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/atlantic/index.html - Atlantic storm tracks by year
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[http://www.meteo.psu.edu/%7Egadomski/SAT_ATL/recentir.html PSU] - satellite loops
  
NOAA also had a real good viewer that could search by zip and radius, but it seems broken right now - http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/index.html
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[http://www.atmos.washington.edu/cgi-bin/latest.cgi?wv-e_enhanced Washington University] - alternative site, but very difficult to use
  
===Satellite Imagery===
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=== Radar Sources ===
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/trop-atl.html - NOAA's SSD site - very good, simple to use with huricane floaters
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http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/ - NASA's GHCC GOES site - very good, fully customizable, long period animations
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[http://radar.weather.gov/ US Radar Sites]
  
http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/qscat_storm.pl - NOAA's QuickScat hurricane coverage
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[http://smn.cna.gob.mx/radares/cancun/rad-canc.gif Official Cancun Radar] / [http://smn.cna.gob.mx/radares/cancun/cancun.php Official Cancun Radar Loop]
  
http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/ - MODIS high res satellite coverage (not live)
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[http://www.met.inf.cu/Radar/00Pinar%20del%20Rio/lbjMAXw01a.gif Official Western Cuba Radar Loop]
  
http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~gadomski/SAT_ATL/recentir.html - PSU satellite display
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[http://www.met.inf.cu/Radar/NacComp200Km.gif Cuba Radar Hourly Mosaic]
  
http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi - alternative site, but very difficult to use
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[http://ruc.noaa.gov/hrrr/ 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.
  
=== Analysis Sites ===
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=== KML/KMZ Layers for Google Earth ===
http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/positions.html - Dvorak classification
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http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/genesis.html - Tropical Cyclone Formation Probabilities
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[http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/kml/CIMSS-TCmain.kml CIMSS Google Earth]
  
=== Sea Surface Temperatures ===
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[http://www.tropicalatlantic.com/recon/ge/Recon_Data_for_the_Atlantic_Basin.kmz Aircraft Recon, via Tropical Atlantic]
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data/ - NOAA AOML site
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http://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_data/?product=sst&region=gulfmexico&nothumbs=0 - Good alternative site if the navy site is down; also provides more detailed views
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[http://water.weather.gov/ahps/worldfiles/ahps_national_fcst.kmz US River Height Gauges]
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[http://www.atmos.uiuc.edu/iswecs/Google.Earth/Weather.Bundle/Weather.Bundle.kmz Everything-in-once package from UIUC] - just about every weather KMZ is dynamically linked from this. Don't turn them all on at once.
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=== Raw Data ===
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[ftp://ftp.tpc.ncep.noaa.gov/atcf/tcweb/ Automated Tropical Cyclone Forecast (Navy)] - Best Track, Models, SHIPS, etc.
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=== Forecasting Aids ===
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==== Model Run Animations ====
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[http://moe.met.fsu.edu/tcgengifs/ FSU model site] - best there is
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[http://coaps.fsu.edu/%7Emaue/weather/ FSU Ryan Maue] - HRWF, GFDL, More, another very good FSU site
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[http://tc.met.psu.edu/ PSU model site] - alternate when FSU is down
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[http://weather.uwyo.edu/models/fcst/ukmet.html UKMET model site (Univ. Wyoming)]
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[http://mag.ncep.noaa.gov/NCOMAGWEB/appcontroller NOAA's NCEP model guidance] - continental US only
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[http://raleighwx.americanwx.com/models.html RaleighWX/Allan Huffman's Model Page] - GFS, UKMET, EWMCF, etc.
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==== Development and Evolution ====
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[http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/TCFP/index.html Tropical Cyclone Formation Probabilities] - via NOAA
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[http://moe.met.fsu.edu/cyclonephase/ FSU cyclone phase]
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[http://www.meteo.psu.edu/%7Egadomski/TROPDEV/devloop.html Favorable Shear Conditions Map]
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==== Forecast Tracks ====
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[http://www.ral.ucar.edu/hurricanes/realtime/current/ National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) track and intensity plots] (Jonathan Vigh's site)
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[http://derecho.math.uwm.edu/models/ Clark Evan's track and intensity plots]
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==== Sea Surface Temperatures ====
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[http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hhc/all_watl.html Navy site] - <span style="color: red;  font-weight: bold">always check date of data - only runs sometimes</span> - when working, very good
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[http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data/ NOAA AOML site]
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[http://marine.rutgers.edu/cool/sat_data/?product=sst&region=gulfmexico&nothumbs=0 Rutgers site] - Good alternative site if the others sites is down; also provides more detailed views
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==== Other Maps/Models ====
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[http://fim.noaa.gov/ FIM model (Flow Following Finite-Volume Isosahedral Model)]
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[http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/tpw2/natl/main.html MIMIC] Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery Total Precipitable Wate, good tool for finding center of systems.
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==== Surfing ====
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[http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=natla_height StormSurfing] - General Surfing Forecast (wave heights)
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=== Historical Maps ===
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[http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/index.html NOAA interactive viewer of storm tracks] - very good
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[http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/atlantic/index.html Atlantic storm tracks by year]
  
 
=== Reference ===
 
=== Reference ===
  
Katrina's eye: [http://www.esl.lsu.edu/quicklinks/hurricanes/2005/KATRINA/images/Katrina-eye-closeup.gif Link]
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[http://www.esl.lsu.edu/quicklinks/hurricanes/2005/KATRINA/images/Katrina-eye-closeup.gif Katrina's eye] (large file 33Mb)
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[http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/pub/goes/QTmovies/030912.isabel.mov Isabel's eye] (example of Mesovortices)
  
Isabel's eye: http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/pub/goes/QTmovies/030912.isabel.mov
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[http://web.archive.org/web/20050906202547/http://www.tropicalupdate.com/atlantic_tropic_watch_guide_to_d.htm Dvorak reference]
  
Dvorak refererence: http://web.archive.org/web/2005090620254..._guide_to_d.htm
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Latest revision as of 02:36, 26 May 2012

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

NRL

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

NOAA AOML site

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.

Surfing

StormSurfing - General Surfing Forecast (wave heights)

Historical Maps

NOAA interactive viewer of storm tracks - very good

Atlantic storm tracks by year

Reference

Katrina's eye (large file 33Mb)

Isabel's eye (example of Mesovortices)

Dvorak reference

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Personal tools

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