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Current Lower Winds / Current Upper Winds

Wind Shear Maps:  definition



Jet Stream Pattern:  definition
Jet Stream Analysis Page

ASCAT/WindSAT Winds:  definition

MJO Forecast:  definition (green is active)

North Atlantic Water Vapor Loop:  definition

Saharan Air Layer:  definition


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  Information on Tropical Cyclones: 
The Atlantic Hurricane 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:
Tropical Depression:
Organized system of clouds and thunderstorms with defined surface circulation and max sustained winds of 38 mph or less.
Tropical Storm:
Organized system of strong thunderstorms with a defined surface circulation and maximum sustained winds of 39-73 mph.
Hurricane:
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 Warning? 
- 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? 
Storm Surge:
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.
Inland Flooding:
In the last 30 years, inland flooding has been responsible for more than half the deaths associated with tropical cyclones in the US.
High Winds:
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.
Tornadoes:
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.
   
  Essentials for your Hurricane Kit: 
What to keep in stock in case of a storm
Hurricane disaster eating guide

    
  High Wind Risk Areas:  
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  Hurricane Season Preparednes: 
HD Supply Hurricane Preparedness Page
Bounce Hurricane Preparedness Page
Hurricanes - Evacuate or Stay?
Family and Individual disaster preparedness
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 shutters
Hurricane fact sheet from FEMA
Family Home Disaster Plan and Evacutation

  What Actions Should You Take To Be Prepared:  
Have a family disaster plan and disaster supply kit.
Build or identify a Safe-Room in your Home.
Purchase a NOAA Weather Radio with a tone alert feature, which allows you to receive warnings by your local NWS office.
Inquire if your Community is StormReady.
  
  Thanks to these sites for some of their content: 
www.wunderground.com
www.derecho.math.uwm.edu
www.sfwmd.gov
www.noaa.gov
www.accuweather.com
www.intellicast.com
www.weatherchannel.com
www.tropicaltidbits.com
www.tropic.ssec.wise.edu  - Courtesy of UW-Madison SSECC
  
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*This site is for general information only and not to be used for any official forecasts. Weather is a hobby of mine (I live on Florida's West Coast) and having a site for friends and family with as many useful links for hurricane tracking and information is my objective. The site costs money to host and donations help in these costs and the time involved to keep it updated. Thank you for your help making the site grow every year since 2004. All this information is found on the Internet and is not authored by Mike. Watch local and National weather reports for your final weather making decisions.