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TROPICAL STORM BERTHA:
NHC Bertha Discussion
Bertha Satellite Images
ATLANTIC TROPIC MAPS:
Satellite Loop of Gulf,
Caribbean & Atlantic Here /
Rainbow Color Infared Loop:
Visible Satellite Loop:
More Africa Satellites
TROPICAL WINDS / ANALYSIS MAP:
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72 Hour Map:
TROPICAL FORMATION PERCENTAGE:
GLOBAL TROPICS HAZARDS MAP:
PRECIPITABLE WATER MAP:
NHC MARINE DISCUSSION MAP:
AVERAGE TROPICAL FORMATIONS:
Track Past Tropical Systems:
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Interactive WDT Weather Page (radar, maps, storm chasers):
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Todays Storm Outlook: Tommorrow's
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Current Animated Radar:
LIVE Florida Radar
Current Surface Analysis:
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STORM SURGE MAP:
CURRENT DAY AND NIGHT WORLD MAP:
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Watch from NASA
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Information on Tropical Cyclones:
Season is from June 1 - November 30
A hurricane is a tropical cyclone, which generally forms in the tropics and is
accompanied by thunderstorms and a counterclockwise circulation of winds.
Tropical cyclones are classified as follows:
Organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with defined surface circulation
and max sustained winds of 38 mph or less.
Organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and
maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph.
Intense tropical weather system of strong thunderstorms with a well-defined
surface circulation & max sustained winds of 74 mph or higher.
What should I do with a Watch or
- When a
Hurricane Watch is issued for your part of the coast this indicates the
possibility that you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. This
watch should trigger your family's disaster plan, and proactive measures should
be initiated especially those actions that require extra time such as securing a
boat, leaving a barrier island, etc.
- When a
Hurricane Warning is issued for your part of the coast this indicates that
sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 24 hours. Once this
warning has been issued, your family should be in the process of completing
proactive actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.
See the Difference
Betweeen a WATCH and a WARNING
What are some Hurricane Hazards?
Water that is pushed toward the shore by the force of the winds swirling around
the storm. This advancing surge combines with the normal tides to create the
hurricane storm tide, which can increase the mean water level 15 feet or more.
In the last 30 years, inland flooding has been responsible for more than half
the deaths associated with tropical cyclones in the US.
Hurricane force winds can destroy poorly constructed buildings and mobile homes.
Debris such as signs, roofing material, and small items left outside become
flying missiles in hurricanes.
Hurricanes can produce tornadoes that add to the storm's destructive power.
Tornados are most likely to occur in the right-front quadrant of the hurricane.
Thanks to these sites for some
of their content:
- Courtesy of UW-Madison
Essentials for your Hurricane Kit:
What to keep in stock in case of a storm
Hurricane disaster eating guide
High Wind Risk Areas:
Interactive map and chart
Hurricane Season Family Preparednes:
Hurricanes - Evacuate or Stay?
Family and Individual disaster
What to do when a Hurricane Watch is issued
Against the wind -
Protecting your home
Avoiding Storm damage - Homeowners checklist
Great site with a ton of info
All about window
Hurricane fact sheet from FEMA
Family Home Disaster Plan and Evacutation
What Actions Should You Take To Be
Have a family disaster
plan and disaster
Build or identify a Safe-Room in your Home.
Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio
tone alert feature, which allows you to receive warnings by your local NWS
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