Or even the NOAA website? RVO reader Sue H. makes note the Connecticut governor’s “most recent weather update” posted on his office’s website is more than 20 hours old.
There are plenty of Internet websites where you can gather hurricane track information, but other than Twitter feeds, the Connecticut governor’s website does not link to any of them. The PDF with tracking information they provide – again, currently more than 20 hours old – seems to have been complied from information gathered from NOAA, and put into a printable format by Connecticut’s Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
Why not just provide us direct links to allow us to get the most current information? We can do that for ya…
Here is the most current track of Hurricane Irene as provided by NOAA’s National Hurricane Center. You can select from past advisories to see how the track of the hurricane has changed, and the track is overlayed on a Google map where you can zoom in and move around easily. The most current advisory (#28A) has the storm eye passing into Connecticut a few hundred yards southeast of Sikorsky Memorial Airport, tracking northeast and passing over Bradley International Airport. Again, visit the link to see new advisories every two to three hours.
Important for all along New England’s southern coast is storm surge probabilities. NOAA has that too, again embedded into a Google map. Click on the graphic to the right to see an expanded view, but in short as of this morning there is a 40 to 60 percent chance of a three-foot storm surge during the storm. You can change the graphic to show probability of two-foot surges or any other number. (There is currently a 5 to 10 percent chance of a six-foot storm surge along Connecticut’s coast.
Expected wind speeds are also available from NOAA.
- CTNow.com has a Google map-integrated tracker
- WFSB has the expected storm track with all the “spaghetti” models
- WTNH has a map too
- The Weather Channel’s interacive Hurricane Tracker
- StormPulse’s interactive tracker
- Intellicast has information
Here is a video this morning from NBC30.com that includes graphics on rainfall totals which – along with winds and storm surge – are important to know about. Remember the video will soon be outdated.
Note: From what I understand, Jim Vicevich will be in the WTIC News Talk 1080 studio broadcasting tomorrow morning during the storm.