This website is so massive that even seasoned web surfers will miss many of the great features that HurricaneCity.com has to offer. This page is a tutorial on how to use HurricaneCity starting from top to bottom. We recommend when the tropics are slow to come back and take your time exploring the website. It will be well worth your time!
The commentary above the tracking chart will update 1 or 2 times daily as the tropics get active. Usually Jim Williams will do the commentary about a named storm or updates to the website. Occasionally Bill Phillips will make an update if Jim is not available & there are changes to the site or a rapid change in development with a hurricane. The play button logo in the upper right hand corner is clickable to hurricane TV our live streaming video feed. This will be live when hurricanes threaten or when major weather disasters are taking place ,otherwise look for recorded video. The tropical update video in the right hand nav bar is updated sometimes 2 times daily if a serious situation is unfolding. During the off season look for site updates once a month or so.
Upper left drops past season tracking charts going back to 1998, on the right are current satellite links & links explaining models. To the left of the tracking chart is the current feature of Atlantic City usually the city at highest risk from a named storm will be listed here, the red target sign on the tracking chart also reflects the current featured city. So what do you see when you click on it? Here
is the Atlantic City page showing local weather, cams, radars, radio, news etc,the other red dots on the map are for regional observations. This map is live year round and if a invest is active the color coded models will show the best performers out of hundreds of models,you can also click each model for additional info. The countdown clock will be activated as soon as a storm is headed in the direction of land & show the time left until sustained TS force winds arrive. The links below the tracking chart are mostly gis based with realtime data. Jim Predictions focus on the cities & Islands jim feels will be impacted during the season,during major threats jim will also give his opinions here.
Active thumb nail shots below the tracking chart are active while a named storm is on the move . When you click each thumb the shot will take place of the existing tracking chart. To get back to the main tracking chart just hit refresh in your browser.The named storm list shows yellow and clickable for current or past active storms with tracking info.the names with black unused are not clickable . To learn about affects from each category storm you can mouse over each category to see what would happen. The advisory box below the tracking chart is always updated to reflect the current storm advisory. If more than one storm is active there will be as many boxes as needed.If no storm is active the current tropical outlook is displayed during the season and during the offseason the tropical discussion is displayed.