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Hurricane Diana on 9/11/84. NOAA photo.
Links to General Hurricane Information
This page has links to general information about hurricanes: Names, Saffir-Simpson scale, how tropical cyclones develop, past storms, typhoons, hurricanes around the world, disaster planning, government agencies etc., etc.
- NOAA National Hurricane Center main page:
The main U.S. Government center-a vast resource through this main page on hurricane structure, movement, prediction, preparation, etc. Many links below are found through this site.
- National Hurricane Center Preparedness:
Lots of links and information about hurricanes on this large site, some of which are listed below. This site discusses how hurricanes form, move, the categories, storm surge and a lot more for basic understanding. Go through this site to get a good general, but knowledgeable and complete understanding of hurricanes. Optional in Spanish also.
- National Hurricane Center hurricane names:
The Hurricane names for 2006 and future years.
- BoatUS Hurricane Information Pages:
Go to this site and click on hurricane information on the menu. Gives great links to past storms and their tracks.
- The Saffir-Simpson scale, Wikipedia page:
Category definitions, wind speeds, storm surge, etc. Well-laid out definition and charts.
- The Saffir-Simpson Scale NOAA:
NOAA definition nice and simple.
- The Saffir-Simpson Scale NOAA different site:
NOAA site with slightly different information on the scale from the site above.
- NOAA Hurricane page:
This page has tons of information on different cyclone areas around the world, satellite imagery links, weather radio, preparedness guides, historys largest storms, the hurricane weather airplanes, etc., etc., etc.
- Fema Hurricane page for kids:
Great site with explanations on hurricanes and preparations for kids to understand.
- Hurricane Hunters:
Page on the airplanes that fly into hurricanes.
- Hurricane Hunter Photo Albums:
Photos of the aircraft and pictures taken by the aircraft of storms. A must see.
- Meteorological Information on Hurricanes:
A little more in depth discussion of the meteorology of tropical cyclones.
- Hurricane drinks:
of all kinds and different ingredients are found all around the world in various bars. Heres a sample:
1 oz vodka
1/4 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz gin
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz Bacardi 151 rum
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz triple sec
Pour all but the juices, in order listed, into a hurricane glass three-quarters filled with ice. Fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve. Serve in: Hurricane Glass
- Hurricane Photos:
A site of public domain, copyright-free photos of hurricanes (and just about anything else, too).
- USA Today Hurricane Resources site:
Excellent site with information on almost everything about hurricanes. From their structure to preparation guides.
- How Tropical Cyclones differ from other storms:
USA today site of tropical cyclone definition and explanation.