* NOAA Hurricane Tracking and Forecast Data *
MAIN FEATURES INCLUDE:
* NHC GOES-16 Satellite Imagery
* 5-day Hurricane Forecast / Tracker
* Spaghetti Models!
* 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Pacific)
* 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Atlantic)
* 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Central Pacific)
* 2-week Tropical Storm Outlook (Global)
* NWS Tropical Weather Discussion
* Storm Specific Forecast & Public Advisories
* Wind History, Rainfall Forecast & Flash Flood Risk Graphics
* New Storm Push Notifications
By far the fastest, most convenient way to access National Hurricane Center data. The app displays detailed satellite imagery animations, allowing you to track the storm using the most recent observations.
More satellite filter details below:
-- Band 2 --
0.64 µm - 'Red' Band - 0.5 km resolution - Visible band 2 is in the red portion of the spectrum and has the highest resolution of any ABI band at 0.5 km, and for that reason is the primary visible band. It is used primarily to monitor the evolution of clouds throughout the daylight hours.
-- Band 4 --
1.37 µm - 'Cirrus' Band - 2 km resolution - Band 4 will detect very thin cirrus clouds during the day. This band is centered in a strong water vapor absorption spectral region. It does not routinely sense the lower troposphere, where there is substantial water vapor, and thus provides excellent daytime sensitivity to high, very thin cirrus under most circumstances.
-- Band 5 --
1.6 µm - 'Snow/Ice' Band - 1 km resolution - During the day band 5 can be used to differentiate ice clouds and snow (relatively dark) from liquid water clouds (relatively bright), such as fog and stratus. It can also detect very hot fires both day and night.
-- Band 7 --
3.9 µm - 'Shortwave Window' Band - 2 km resolution - Band 7 has a variety of applications, including fire detection, cloud particle size retrievals, and differentiating between liquid water and ice clouds. Fire hot spots will show up as relatively small dark gray to black pixels. GOES-16 band 7 corresponds approximately to the old GOES-13 infrared channel.
-- Band 8 / 9 / 10 --
6.2 µm - 'Water Vapor' Bands - Band 8 will be used for upper-level tropospheric water vapor tracking, jet stream identification, hurricane track forecasting, mid-latitude storm forecasting, severe weather analysis, upper mid-level moisture estimation (for legacy vertical moisture profiles) and turbulence detection. The imager on GOES-16 features three mid-level water vapor bands instead of the single water vapor band on the GOES-13 Imager. The single water vapor band on GOES-13 contained a mixture of water vapor features over many levels of the troposphere, but GOES-16 enables us to focus on water vapor in the upper troposphere (band 8), the middle troposphere (band 9), or the lower troposphere (band 10).
-- Band 13 --
10.3 µm - 'Clean' Longwave IR Window Band - Band 13 at 10.3 µm is an infrared window, meaning it is not strongly affected by atmospheric water vapor. This channel is useful for detecting clouds all times of day and night and is particularly useful in retrievals of cloud top height.
-- Band 14 --
11.2 µm - IR Longwave Window Band - the traditional longwave infrared window band, is used to diagnose discrete clouds and organized features for general weather forecasting, analysis, and broadcasting applications. Observations from this IR window channel characterize atmospheric processes associated with extratropical cyclones and also in single thunderstorms and convective complexes.
-- GEOCOLOR Band --
Geocolor is a multispectral product composed of True Color during the daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would appear when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database.
Added Spaghetti Models!
Added Wind Probability Discussion
Minor bug fixes & performance improvements
Added support for the Central Pacific Hurricane Center
Added NOAA Map Overlays:
- Hurricane Track & Intensity
- HD NEXRAD Weather Radar
- Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map Overlay
Added Global 2-week Tropical Hazard Outlook
Added new satellite data to include non-named tropical storms (tropical floater imagery).
Added GOES-16 regional satellite data (all regions)
Thank you for the positive feedback!
Ratings and Reviews
App is getting better all the time.
I wrote an earlier review that was less than positive. Soon after I was contacted by the developer. He is working hard to make this app one of the most useful hurricane tracking apps available. One update has been added; another is on the way which allows users to keep informed with potential storm developments. We’ll check back here again when there is a named storm. Thanks for the improvements. The developer’s willingness to listen constructively is an added bonus!
Go to Settings and find a direct link to the National Hurricane Center website. This is a real plus. This app just keeps getting better.
Hi Craig, sorry for the confusion. So the app can only display data that is generated by the National Hurricane Center. The NHC only displays the awesome satellite and tracking info for named storms (specifically Tropical Storms and Hurricanes). The app description and screenshots specifically describe/show the data NHC publishes. This app does display the 5-day outlook, which shows the probability of a storm formation. If you do not find the app useful, I’d be more than happy to send you instructions on how to get a refund, but please consider editing your review after the first major storm, as the app is really cool and useful during Tropical Storms / Hurricane season. Please email me at email@example.com. Thank you.
8/5/18 Just installed this. I now have three of this developers' apps. I like them all, but so far I like this one the best because it's got some great satellite imagery. You have to explore all the app has to offer because, at first glance, you may miss some important features. This goes for the other apps too. Now what I need to do is to learn more about weather so that I can have a better understanding of what's going on around the planet. This app will come in very handy during the winter months here in the Northeast and more. Thank you, developers!
Most responsive developer!
I was surprised to see that the app did not support Central Pacific region. I emailed developer on Monday with request for Central Pacific region coverage. He wrote back the same day and indicated that he would add it. On Wednesday (today), I was able to download an updated version with coverage for Central Pacific region as well as ability to track unnamed storms, like that one that is passing below Hawaii today! Wow! Thank you for your incredible responsiveness and desire to improve your app!
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- Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.