Toolbox: Hurricanes and Tropical Storms

 Government Sources

National Hurricane Center
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

National Hurricane Center Media Contact
Dennis Feltgen
(305) 229-4404

National Weather Service Media Contacts
http://www.weather.gov/pa/nws_contacts.php

NOAA Media Contacts
http://www.noaa.gov/media.html#NWS

Latest NOAA Satellite Imagery
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/satellite.shtml

NHC Archive of Hurricane Seasons
http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastall.shtml

NOAA Hurricane Media Central
http://www.publicaffairs.noaa.gov/hurricanes.html

FEMA Hurricane Page
http://www.fema.gov/hazard/hurricane/index.shtm

Seasonal Forecasts

NOAA Climate Prediction Center Hurricane Outlook: Current
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outlooks/hurricane.shtml

NOAA Climate Prediction Center Hurricane Outlook: Archive
http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outlooks/hurricane-archive.shtml

CSU Tropical Meteorology Project's Forecasts
http://hurricane.atmos.colostate.edu/Forecasts/

 

SEJ Archives

Pre- and Post-Hurricane Resources for Journalists
http://www.sejarchive.org/resource/post_hurricane.htm

Experts on Hurricane-Related Topics
http://www.sejarchive.org/resource/hurricane_experts.htm
 

Newspaper Sources

Sarasota Herald Tribune Hurricane Guide
http://www.heraldtribune.com/section/HURRICANE

Mark Schleifstein's Hurricane Blog
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/index.ssf/schleifstein_blog/

New Orleans Times-Picayune Hurricane Center
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/

Girding for the Storms (Times-Picayune Hurricane Special)
http://shop.nola.com/SS/Page.aspx?&secid=64677&pagenum=1&facing=false

Washing Away (prophetic 2002 Times-Picayune Special Report)
http://www.nola.com/hurricane/content.ssf?/washingaway/index.html

Miami Herald Hurricanes Page
http://www.miamiherald.com/storm/

St. Petersburg Times 2009 Hurricane Guide
http://www.tampabay.com/specials/2009/reports/hurricane-guide/

St. Petersburg Times Storm Blog
http://blogs.tampabay.com/weather/
 

Background/Science

Hurricane FAQ (Chris Landsea/NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory)
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/tcfaq/tcfaqHED.html

Colorado State Univ. Tropical Meteorology Project (Dr. Gray)
http://typhoon.atmos.colostate.edu/forecasts/

National Science Board: Task Force on Hurricane Science and Engineering
http://nsf.gov/nsb/committees/archive/hurricane_cmte.jsp

 

Other Sources

Wikipedia: Tropical Cyclone
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tropical_cyclone