We haven’t had a whole lot of reason to check out the radar around here lately, so you probably haven’t noticed that you can track tropical storm systems right here on our website. How, you might ask? Check out Interactive Radar. The picture you see above is a screen grab I took at home on my laptop. In the white drop-down box, located within the viewable map, you can select ‘tropical storms’ and ‘clouds’ to get that very same image. The controls for our interactive radar are just like those you’d find at bing.com or google maps, so you can navigate anywhere and check out the latest in the tropics.
Right now, Irene is becoming a monster of a hurricane and is forecast to have a major impact on the east coast (as of this Wednesday morning’s NHC forecast). You can see that forecast track on our interactive radar and get the forecast timeline by hovering over each dot along the track.
This post was written by Randy on August 24, 2011