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Storms out there nowwww.nhc.noaa.gov
National Hurricane center at the U.S Government NOAA weather site with map of any current storms in the Atlantic. This is the best site for quick and easy access to current tracks and information. Most of the other sites get their prediction information and tracks from this site.

Hurricane Computer Models: www.weatherunderground.com/tropical/
Good site for in-depth coverage and data. Go to “Computer Models” for the theoretical tracks (spaghetti lines): Find the hurricane you want to check and then click on “computer models”. These are the various models they use to judge where the storm is most likely to go.

INDEX TO HURRICANE RESOURCES LINKS ON THIS PAGE

A sailboat in a slip prepared for a hurricane
PREPARED
A properly prepared boat with multiple lines, canvas removed and boom secured. Photo by Gary Gray.
This boat was left with all sails and canvas on and no extra docklines. It was badly damaged.
UNPREPARED
This boat was left with all sails and canvas on and no extra docklines. It was badly damaged.
UNPREPARED. This boat left all sails on and lost the main, which is shreds.
UNPREPARED
This boat left all sails on and lost the main, which is in shreds

 Articles on How to Protect Your Boat in a Hurricane

Articles in SOUTHWINDS, mainly from boaters who have had their boats in hurricanes

Links to other Hurricane Articles on the Web on Preparing Your boat

Miscellaneous Hurricane Information of Interest to Boaters

Links to The Best Hurricane Weather Websites: NOAA Sites:

  • www.nhc.noaa.gov
    National Hurricane center at the U.S Government NOAA weather site. This is the best site for quick and easy access to current tracks and information. Most of the other sites get their prediction information and tracks from this site.

Other Weather Websites:

  • www.weatherunderground.com/tropical/
    Hurricane Computer Models. Good site for in-depth coverage and data. Go to “Computer Models” for the theoretical tracks (spaghetti lines): Find the hurricane you want to check and then click on “computer models”. These are the various models they use to judge where the storm is most likely to go.
  • www.intellicast.com
    Good site with radar images. When you get there go to the “Beta Site” under “Atlantic Tropical Status” then check out the VIS loop and IR loop in the storm you want to see.
  • www.hurricanealley.net
    Good site with lots of great info. Shows 2004 storm tracks. Some parts free and some subscriber services.
  • University of South Florida Comps
    Similar to the previous site above but more stations in the Gulf and West Florida. Real-time conditions from buoys and weather stations of the Eastern Gulf, Florida Keys, West Florida, Tampa Bay area. Winds, currents, temperatures, etc.
  • http://www.nlmoc.navy.mil/
    Military Web site with a wealth of information, great tracks, but requires a lot of poking around to find what you want. Enter the Public Web Site area, unless, of course, you have a DoD Certificate.