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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 sources and/or local sites, see the regular [[Links]] page.
 
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 ===
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[http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ National Hurricane Center]
 
[http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ National Hurricane Center]
  
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=== Good general reference ===
 
=== Good general reference ===
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[http://www.skeetobiteweather.com/ Skeetobite's Weather] - storm tracks and forcasts; historical reference
 
[http://www.skeetobiteweather.com/ Skeetobite's Weather] - storm tracks and forcasts; historical reference
  
[http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/real-time/atlantic/storm/storm04L.html CMISS] - Environmental conditions, Saharan Air Layer, Steering Layers, Computerized Dvorak, Microwave imagery, Wind analysis, etc.
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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.
  
 
[http://www.tropicalatlantic.com/recon/ Tropical Atlantic Recon coverage] - includes Vortex Recon, HDOB messages, and Dropsondes.
 
[http://www.tropicalatlantic.com/recon/ Tropical Atlantic Recon coverage] - includes Vortex Recon, HDOB messages, and Dropsondes.
  
[http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/positions.html NOAA Dvorak classification]
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[http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/tdpositions.html NOAA Dvorak classification]
  
 
[http://weather.cod.edu/analysis/ College of DuPage Weather] - surface and upper air data; satellite and radar imagery; model data
 
[http://weather.cod.edu/analysis/ College of DuPage Weather] - surface and upper air data; satellite and radar imagery; model data
  
===Satellite Imagery===
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[http://www.daughtersoftiresias.org/buoygraph/ BuoyGraph] GOM Buoy observations on a map
[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://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes NOAA Historial Hurricane Tracks] Extremely Extensive Mapping and Dataset of all Historical known Tropical Storms and Hurricanes
  
[http://manati.orbit.nesdis.noaa.gov/cgi-bin/qscat_storm.pl NOAA's QuikScat hurricane coverage]
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[http://twister.sbs.ohio-state.edu/ Ohio State Weather] - Includes Vortex Recon and Satellite data
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=== Satellite Imagery ===
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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
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[http://wwwghcc.msfc.nasa.gov/GOES/ NASA's GHCC GOES site] - very good, fully customizable, long period animations
  
[http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gallery/ MODIS high res satellite coverage (not live)]
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[http://lance.nasa.gov/imagery/rapid-response/ MODIS high res satellite coverage] - Gallery and Real Time
  
 
[http://www.ssmi.com/hurricane/active_storms.html Remote Sensing Systems (SSM/I, TMI, AMSR, QSCAT, and MSU) storm analysis]
 
[http://www.ssmi.com/hurricane/active_storms.html Remote Sensing Systems (SSM/I, TMI, AMSR, QSCAT, and MSU) storm analysis]
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[http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/tropical.asp Tropical RAMSDIS online] - satellite coverage
 
[http://rammb.cira.colostate.edu/ramsdis/online/tropical.asp Tropical RAMSDIS online] - satellite coverage
  
[http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~gadomski/SAT_ATL/recentir.html PSU] - satellite loops
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[http://www.meteo.psu.edu/%7Egadomski/SAT_ATL/recentir.html PSU] - satellite loops
  
[http://www.atmos.washington.edu/~ovens/loops/wxloop.cgi Washington University] - alternative site, but very difficult to use
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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
  
 
=== Radar Sources ===
 
=== Radar Sources ===
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[http://radar.weather.gov/ US Radar Sites]
 
[http://radar.weather.gov/ US Radar Sites]
  
[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]
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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://www.met.inf.cu/Radar/00Pinar%20del%20Rio/lbjMAXw01a.gif Official Western Cuba Radar Loop]
 
[http://www.met.inf.cu/Radar/00Pinar%20del%20Rio/lbjMAXw01a.gif Official Western Cuba Radar Loop]
  
 
[http://www.met.inf.cu/Radar/NacComp200Km.gif Cuba Radar Hourly Mosaic]
 
[http://www.met.inf.cu/Radar/NacComp200Km.gif Cuba Radar Hourly Mosaic]
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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.
  
 
=== KML/KMZ Layers for Google Earth ===
 
=== KML/KMZ Layers for Google Earth ===
[http://bbs.keyhole.com/ubb/placemarks/42735-GlobalInfraredSatelliteImages.kmz CMISS IR Satellite Feed]
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[http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/kml/CIMSS-TCmain.kml CIMSS Google Earth]
  
 
[http://www.tropicalatlantic.com/recon/ge/Recon_Data_for_the_Atlantic_Basin.kmz Aircraft Recon, via Tropical Atlantic]
 
[http://www.tropicalatlantic.com/recon/ge/Recon_Data_for_the_Atlantic_Basin.kmz Aircraft Recon, via Tropical Atlantic]
  
[http://www.vorklift.com/ahps_realtime.kmz US River Height Gauges] (this is an auto-refresh wrapper for the non-refreshing KMZ from NOAA)
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[http://water.weather.gov/ahps/worldfiles/ahps_national_fcst.kmz US River Height Gauges]
  
 
[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.
 
[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.
  
 
=== Forecasting Aids ===
 
=== Forecasting Aids ===
  
 
==== Model Run Animations ====
 
==== Model Run Animations ====
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[http://moe.met.fsu.edu/tcgengifs/ FSU model site] - best there is
 
[http://moe.met.fsu.edu/tcgengifs/ FSU model site] - best there is
  
[http://met.psu.edu/tropical/tcgengifs/ PSU model site] - alternate when FSU is down
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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
  
 
[http://weather.uwyo.edu/models/fcst/ukmet.html UKMET model site (Univ. Wyoming)]
 
[http://weather.uwyo.edu/models/fcst/ukmet.html UKMET model site (Univ. Wyoming)]
  
[http://www.nco.ncep.noaa.gov/pmb/nwprod/analysis/ NOAA's NCEP model guidance] - continental US only
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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.
  
 
==== Development and Evolution ====
 
==== Development and Evolution ====
[http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/genesis.html Tropical Cyclone Formation Probabilities] - via NOAA
 
  
[http://moe.met.fsu.edu/cyclonephase/ FSU cyclone phase]
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[http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/TCFP/index.html Tropical Cyclone Formation Probabilities] - via NOAA
  
[http://www.meteo.psu.edu/~gadomski/TROPDEV/devloop.html Favorable Shear Conditions Map]
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[http://moe.met.fsu.edu/cyclonephase/ FSU cyclone phase]
  
[ftp://ftp.tpc.ncep.noaa.gov/atcf/tcweb/ List of active Invests]
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[http://www.meteo.psu.edu/%7Egadomski/TROPDEV/devloop.html Favorable Shear Conditions Map]
  
 
==== Forecast Tracks ====
 
==== Forecast Tracks ====
[http://euler.atmos.colostate.edu/~vigh/guidance/ Jonathan Vigh's track and intensity plots]
 
  
[http://moe.met.fsu.edu/~acevans/models/ Clark Evan's track and intensity plots]
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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)
  
[https://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page?_pageid=2854,19644915,2854_19644936:2854_19645022:2854_19645029&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL SFWMD track plots]
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[http://derecho.math.uwm.edu/models/ Clark Evan's track and intensity plots]
  
[https://my.sfwmd.gov/portal/page?_pageid=2854,19644915,2854_19644936:2854_19645082&_dad=portal&_schema=PORTAL SFWMD Recon Tracks] - NHC Forecast Track vs Recon Positions
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==== Sea Surface Temperatures ====
  
==== 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
[http://www7320.nrlssc.navy.mil/hhc/all_watl.html Navy site] - very good
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[http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data/ NOAA AOML site]
 
[http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/phod/cyclone/data/ NOAA AOML site]
  
 
[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
 
[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.
  
 
==== Surfing ====
 
==== Surfing ====
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[http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=natla_height StormSurfing] - General Surfing Forecast (wave heights)
 
[http://www.stormsurfing.com/cgi/display.cgi?a=natla_height StormSurfing] - General Surfing Forecast (wave heights)
  
===Historical Maps===
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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
 
[http://maps.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/index.html NOAA interactive viewer of storm tracks] - very good
 
[http://www.solar.ifa.hawaii.edu/Tropical/tropical.html Worldwide storm tracks] - shows actual wind speed rather than category
 
  
 
[http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/atlantic/index.html Atlantic storm tracks by year]
 
[http://weather.unisys.com/hurricane/atlantic/index.html Atlantic storm tracks by year]
  
 
=== Reference ===
 
=== Reference ===
[http://www.esl.lsu.edu/quicklinks/hurricanes/2005/KATRINA/images/Katrina-eye-closeup.gif Katrina's eye]
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[http://www.esl.lsu.edu/quicklinks/hurricanes/2005/KATRINA/images/Katrina-eye-closeup.gif Katrina's eye] (large file 33Mb)
  
 
[http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/pub/goes/QTmovies/030912.isabel.mov Isabel's eye] (example of Mesovortices)
 
[http://rsd.gsfc.nasa.gov/goes/pub/goes/QTmovies/030912.isabel.mov Isabel's eye] (example of Mesovortices)

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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