Focus on Electronic Information No. 97-07
Date: July 1997
Subject: Hurricane Tracking on the Internet (Revised)
The 1997 hurricane season is upon us; these text-based
sites provide a wealth of current and
historical information on hurricanes and many
other weather-related items.
National Weather Service: Hurricane and Tropical
This is the official site for hurricane and
tropical storm statements, advisories,
watches, and warnings.
National Hurricane Center/Tropical Prediction
This site contains historical and future
information on storm predictions and
intensity as well as a complete list of
hurricane names. Tracking data is available
for all hurricanes from 1921-1996.
Hurricane Research Division
This site contains hurricane and other
severe-storm data including frequently asked
questions about hurricanes, typhoons, and
tropical cyclones and summaries of NOAA and
other storm research efforts.
Compiled by the Federal Emergency Management
Agency, this site contains an extensive list
of resources on hurricanes and other storms
including advisory and tracking data as well
as information on preparedness, survival and
recovery, and filing insurance claims after
Guide to Hurricane Information
The USA Today's hurricane information site
provides a wide variety of historical and
current information on hurricanes, including
the latest news stories, how hurricanes are
formed, and the tropical weather outlook.
Also provides information on hurricane naming
including the history of hurricane names, a
complete list of hurricane names for Atlantic
and Pacific regions, "retired" hurricane
names, and a severe-storm glossary.
Hurricane and Tropical Storm Tracking
This site provides tracking and outlook data
for Atlantic, Eastern Pacific, and Western
Colorado State University: Hurricanes and Tropical
This is a general list of weather, tropical
storm, and hurricane information.
Johns Hopkins University: JHU/APL Atlantic
Hurricane Track Maps
This site provides up-to-date tracking
information for current hurricanes as well as
historical hurricane information.
University of Michigan's WeatherNet Tropical
In addition to the usual tracking
information, this site contains data from
ocean buoys and reconnaissance aircraft.
Purdue University: Hurricane Archives
This archive contains current and historical
tracking information for tropical storms and
hurricanes in various regions of the world.
University of Wisconsin
This site contains real-time and archival
data on tropical storms and hurricanes. The
"storm coverage" section presents text-based
discussions of position, forecast, and