News and Guides for Hurricanes
Google news on a search of “hurricane.”
Follow current news about hurricanes on CNN’s Special Report. View videos.
Make this your first stop toward understanding how hurricanes form and do so much damage. From CBBC’s Newsround.
Canadian Hurricane Centre: Just For Kids
Hurricanes are very large and powerful storms. They can bring heavy winds, rain and flooding to a region. Scientists are studying how these storms form, how they work and where they go so that we can be better prepared when a hurricane hits.
The Why Files is wondering. What’s in the way of better hurricane predictions? And exactly how do these titanic storms work?
Sky Diary Kidstorm * facts about hurricanes
Hurricanes are mind-boggling in their size and strength. Modern technology lets us see how big hurricanes are and track them through satellite imagery, while storm-penetrating aircraft measure their strength, in terms of wind speeds and atmospheric pressure.
FEMA Hurricane Information
Order a Disaster Public Information Catalog to find out all the materials that FEMA offers. You can call, toll-free 1-800-480-2520.
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Hurricane Hunters Fly Into the Eye of the Storm for Science — And TV
AsTo gather information on violent storms, the National Hurricane Center relies on tools like sensors and satellites. And some badass Air Force Reserve pilots.
Fly right along into the eye of a hurricane. Take a VR tour of one. See if your name has ever been used for a hurricane name.
Latest Satellite Imagery
Images linked from this page are located on servers at the Satellite Services Division of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service . Blank maps available so you can use the data and images here to create a storm map.
Measuring hurricane intensity: the Saffir-Simpson scale
The Saffir-Simpson scale shown in this table is the most frequently used system for measuring hurricane intensity. It ranks hurricanes on a scale from 1 (74mph) to 5 (155mph or higher) based on the intensity of their maximum sustained winds.
Hurricane & Storm Tracking for the Atlantic & Pacific Oceans
The StormTrack system receives weather data from the US National Weather Service via satellite. The system creates an entry for each tropical depression, storm, or hurricane when the National Weather Service begins issuing advisories.