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Category: For Educators, Hurricanes
Resource Type: Web-Based
Date Posted: 08/26/2011

Hurricane Webinar Series 2012

  • Basic Hurricane Science (Tuesday, February 28, 2012)
  • Hurricane Observation and Forecasting (Tuesday, March 13, 2012)
  • Hurricane Hazards and Impacts (Tuesday, April 24, 2012)
  • Hurricane History, Climate Change and Hurricanes (Tuesday, May 1, 2012)
  • Hurricane Preparedness (Tuesday, May 22, 20120)

Each webinar is 1 hour long and starts at 7PM Eastern Time.

Hurricane and Coastal Hazards

  • National Hurricane Center (NHC) homepage
    The NHC maintains a continuous watch on tropical cyclones over the Atlantic, Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico, and the Eastern Pacific from May 15 through November 30. The website contains a variety of information from satellite and GIS data, to historical storm facts and hurricane season summaries, to hurricane preparedness guidelines and much detail on other hurricane-related topics.
  • NWS Storm Prediction Center
    This site offers data to predict storms.
  • NWS JetStream - Online School for Weather
    Site is designed to be useful to anyone interested in learning about weather and weather safety. Subjects: global and large scale weather patterns, air masses, wind patterns, cloud formations, thunderstorms, lightning, hail, damaging winds, tornados, tropical storms, cyclones and flooding.
  • NHC Archive of Hurricane Seasons
    A lot of data available here (including archived track and GIS data at the bottom of the page).
  • NHC GIS Data and Products
  • NHC Hurricane Preparedness Week
    Containing information similar to the above PDF documents, the NHC sponsored Hurricane Preparedness Week just before the beginning of the 2010 Atlantic Hurricane Season. Exhibits include Hurricane History, Hurricane Hazards, Forecast, Preparation, and Action. Look for similar events in May of coming years.
  • NHC Aircraft Reconnaissance
    Data from NOAA Aircraft Reconnaissance missions and overview materials available here.

National Weather Service (NWS): Hurricanes, Unleashing Nature’s Fury, A Preparedness Guide
Comprehensive and understandable reviews of all hurricane topics including hurricane science, storm impacts/hazards, weather forecasts and hurricane tracking, and hurricane preparedness.

Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC), Naval Oceanography Portal
The JTWC is responsible for the issuing of tropical cyclon