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National Weather Service Forecasts
Current Cyclone Generation Probability
Advanced Dvorak Technique
UW-CIMSS Satellite Consensus Intensity Estimates (SATCON)
UW-CIMSS Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)
Dvorak Current Intensity Chart
Various NOAA Reports
FAQ's, Glossaries, & Educational Information
Sites About Hurricanes
Other Sites

National Weather Service Forecasts

For US weather conditions, enter your city and state on this page: http://www.weather.gov/

For worldwide weather conditions, see "International Weather Conditions" on this page: http://weather.noaa.gov/
This is great to find pressure information on some of the Carribean Islands.

Current Cyclone Generation Probability

Main Atlantic Page

This is a computer generated product. It is an interesting product, but the percentages might be very incorrect. The images on the main page are very interesting to determine trends however.

Advanced Dvorak Technique

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/adt.html
http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/adt/adt.html

It estimates the pressure of a system. It's an experimental estimate that can be quite off, though it is often helpful in finding the center of a storm and to give you an idea if the system is possibly getting weaker or stronger. (The diagram available for the cyclone is good for that.) This resource is for developed tropical cyclones only. See the site below for invest areas.

Take a look at the two images on the storm's page. One will let you know if the storm is probably getting stronger or weaker. The other points out where the center probably is.

For invest areas and developed storms, see this page from NOAA:

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/tdpositions.html
Once you get the T number and CI number, use the chart in the next section to determine the intensity of the storm.

UW-CIMSS Satellite Consensus Intensity Estimates (SATCON)

http://tropic.ssec.wisc.edu/real-time/satcon/ (About)

This is another technique that gives intensity estimates for storms. This is nice because it gives other satellite intensity estimates as well.

UW-CIMSS Advanced Microwave Sounding Unit (AMSU)

AMSU Homepage (About)

This is another technique that gives intensity estimates for storms. Once you are on a storm page, click "Current Intensity" in the top left corner for text data.

Dvorak Current Intensity Chart

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/PS/TROP/CI-chart.html

If you know what the pressure is expected to be, you can use this approximate guide to see what the wind speed might be expected to be. It's definitely an estimate when using the ADT technique. (Advanced Dvorak Technique)

You can also use the chart on this page:
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/abouttafbprod.shtml#DVOR

Various NOAA Reports

Climate Prediction Center Hurricane Outlook
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml
Details what NOAA expects of the hurricane season. It is important to note: "NOAA's seasonal hurricane outlook is not a hurricane landfall forecast; it does not predict how many storms will hit land or where a storm will strike."

National Hurricane Center Forecast Verification
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/verification/
This is an excellent resource. You can take a look at some of the model error rates and NHC forecast error rates among other things.

FAQ's, Glossaries, & Educational Information

Frequently Asked Questions About Hurricanes
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html
Lots of questions answered.

Hurricane Preparedness from the National Hurricane Center (NHC)
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/prepare/ready.php

American Meteorological Society Glossary of Meteorology
http://glossary.ametsoc.org/wiki/Main_Page

National Weather Service Glossary
http://www.weather.gov/glossary/

WW2010 (the weather world 2010 project) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
"Integrates current and archived weather data (images & text) with instructional resources (modules & curriculum) using innovative technologies (new navigation, multiple interfaces)."
This is one of the world's best free resources for learning about weather. There is an incredible amount of weather content on this site.

Additional Glossaries of Weather Terms
https://www.meted.ucar.edu/resources_gloss.php

Sites About Hurricanes

The power of hurricanes are simply amazing. Some of the sites below help you prepare for the storm, analyze the power of hurricanes, or capture on film the power of natures wrath.

FLASH: Federal Alliance for Safe Home: Hurricanes
http://www.flash.org/peril_hurricanes.php
A great site about hurricane preparation.

Hurricanes | Ready.gov
http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

Hurricane City
This is a site that has live video broadcasts as storms approach. It's a great resource. It has a lot of other information, such as storm histories in particular areas. Also be sure to check out the message board for a lot of different opinions from a wide variety of folks. You'll be able to learn a lot about the weather.

Storm2K.org
This site has a great message board as well, with quite a few knowledgeable weather professionals.

Unisys Weather: Hurricane/Tropical Data
This site has a listing of the tropical cyclones since 1851. It's a great site to look up the path of any past storm on. It also has surface pressure, shear analysis, and lots of other data.
- Current Surface Map
- Current Sea Level Pressure Contour Plot

Storm Junkie
A site with a variety of tropical weather links, including information about storm related sites and videos on how to use some of the most useful tropical weather tools.

Other Sites

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
http://www.noaa.gov/
The greatest resource on the web about weather.

Weather Underground
http://www.wunderground.com/
The second greatest resource on the web about weather.

National Weather Service's Southeast River Forecast Center: Tropical Weather
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/serfc/?n=tropical

US drought monitor:
http://droughtmonitor.unl.edu/

Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/

AccuWeather: http://www.accuweather.com/