... Jim Williams created HurricaneCity in 1997 but at the time the site was called "jim's hurricane web" created at GeoCities but ended up registering the domain HurricaneCity.com in 1998. The site is called HurricaneCity for several reasons, first and most importantly the site features the city most threatened when a storm is on the move. The second reason is the City Database
where you can search for your city or island to learn about it's hurricane history. The third reason is the City Rankings
where Jim has created a ranking scale for what cities & Islands get affected most by tropical systems in the entire Atlantic basin. Another reason for the name HurricaneCity are the predictions made at the beginning of each hurricane season for the top cities & Islands that Jim thinks are at high risk based on a simple mathematical formula. Since Jim started making city predictions in 2003 he has nailed at least 4 to 6 cities out of 20 each year that ended up getting hit. In 2005 on the hurricane season kickoff show Jim predicted almost exactly what happened as Katrina would hit mid season watch (3min)
. HurricaneCity.com has been mentioned on T.V, radio,newspapers & several magazines check it out
. Contact Jim
... Bill Phillips joined HurricaneCity in 2004 after using the website for many years. Bill has recorded many of the video clips seen on the live broadcast's,helps find cams and news sources during weather events. Bill's specialty is scanner, ham radio and capturing live news sources that enhance the HurricaneCity broadcast. If the HurricaneCity broadcast ever goes down during a hurricane, Bill takes over from Virginia Beach with the latest info. Bill is attending college in hopes of being involved in emergency management for the disabled. Born with Cerebral palsy in 1982 and seeing the effects hurricanes have had on disabled people he has met throughout the years has led him to contribute to this effort. Multimedia content such as audio/video drew Bill as well as visual and hearing impaired people looking for hurricane information. At HC in 2007
| At home in 2012
. Contact Bill
... Chris Hollis administers the HurricaneCity message board CaneTalk.com
as well as the recon data that you see at HC & on HurricaneCity.tv. Chris runs the website TropicalAtlantic.com
and we integrate some of his products at HurricaneCity. He is based in Tampa, Florida and provides a lot of valuable information when hurricanes threaten Florida. If there is an issue that is above our heads Chris has the technical knowledge to work out the kinks. The 5 best performing models script and some of the css on HurricaneCity were developed by Chris Hollis . For more information on the projects he is involved in please visit Hollis Innovations
for your web based software needs. Contact Chris
Our live stream
and tropical update video
are seen by thousands daily when hurricanes are threatening land. HurricaneCity is the Original Live radio and cam hurricane tracking site where you can watch and listen to a hurricane hitting your city. Jim Williams has been in over a dozen named storms and Hurricanes including hurricanes Frances, Jeanne and Wilma in 2004 / 2005. Take a look at this recorded towercam video
from Hurricane Wilma in Delray Bch, Fla headquarters of HurricaneCity. HurricaneCity is equipped to ride out a hurricane & provide live video coverage during any hurricane with backup power
. Since 1978 Jim has been monitoring the tropics very closely and in 1997 decided to create HurricaneCity which was named "jim's hurricane web" at that time. The idea of this site is that it allows the visitor to feel close to the storm without feeling the affects, unless you are in the path of the storm. As soon as a city in either the Caribbean, the United States or Central America is within the strike probabilities, the city or island projected at highest risk will be featured. The information provided in the links on the HurricaneCity front page is information gathered through years of research, and the links for radio, radar & cams are gathered from many hrs of surfing the web for links. When a city is threatened in the Atlantic basin that city will be featured on the front page to the left of the tracking chart. The tracking chart will also show a red dot indicating to click for info from the featured city. When you click this link a page opens with all localized info from current observations, webcams, radio stations, local emergency management, news, stats and more.
New video page. In 2012 we ditched weatheraudio.net & brought all the recorded files over to HC. Take a look.
New model maps. In 2012 we added best performing models maps with SST, Satellite, and Radar overlays on the front page at HurricaneCity.
The site is well respected in the hurricane community,here are just a few that link to HurricaneCity.
Mentions by Media sources | State of Texas DEM (emergency management) | Hurricane Research Division
So the next time a tropical storm or hurricane threatens a city pull up a chair & watch the action unfold. If a hurricane is headed to your city please prepare your home first. Please visit HurricaneCity again and if you loose this url just type HurricaneCity in any search engine to find it. This site can also be found by typing "hurricanecity Keywords
..hurricane tracking, atlantic hurricane tracking, hurricane predictions.
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