NOAA Creates New Website Which Details Hurricane History in the U.S.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has consolidated 170 years of hurricane data in one place, its historical hurricane tracks website.

The site provides data on hurricanes that made landfall going back to 1842 and provides links to information on tropical cyclones since 1958, according to a GCN article.

On the site, visitors can search storms by location, storm name or ocean basin and the hurrican tracks will be color coded depending on the severity of the storm.

The website details the population trends in places hard hit by hurricanes and gives the user the ability to zoom in and out of maps.

NOAA Coastal Services Center and the agency’s National Hurricane Center and National Climatic Data Center collaborated on building the website.

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Henry Brown

Gotta link? Although it probably won’t be active until the circus is over …

From National Hurricane Center: “Due to the Federal Government shutdown, and most associated web sites are unavailable. However, because the information this site provides is necessary to protect life and property, it will be updated and maintained during the Federal Government shutdown.”