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Hear all those dire warnings and doomsday scenerio from the weather experts on TV when a hurricane is about to strike? What happens when the power is out or it's time for a commercial? Now you can take matters literally into your own hands and do the tracking yourself.
Jason Perlow's story has many more details and other options for you in an emergency.
The NOAA National Hurricane Center Website is the central source of data that just about every other application listed in this article uses as a data source. This is the one you should have bookmarked on your PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone or other smartphone device.
The NHC website contains a massive wealth of up-to-date information. You can track and monitor the progress of every single storm in the Eastern Pacific and the Atlantic, read various types of graphical computer models and watch animated satellite and radar maps.
The SSEC’s Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS) TROPIC web site, which you can access on any PC or tablet. Jim likes this site because frequently he is using only 3G service and he is able to access a large amount of data quickly without a large download payload.
Like NOAA, TROPIC has a huge wealth of information and you want to make sure your browser has pop up blocking disabled, otherwise you will not be able to click on any of the links which spawn new tabs or new browser windows.