National Hurricane Center Data

National Hurricane Center Data

By LW Brands, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2017-10-05
  • Current Version: 1.1.5
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 16.79 MB
  • Developer: LW Brands, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 996 Ratings

Description

* NOAA Hurricane Tracking and Forecast Data * MAIN FEATURES INCLUDE: * NHC GOES-16 Satellite Imagery * 5-day Hurricane Forecast / Tracker * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Pacific) * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Atlantic) * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Central Pacific) * 2-week Tropical Storm Outlook (Global) * NWS Tropical Weather Discussion * Storm Specific Forecast & Public Advisories * Wind History, Rainfall Forecast & Flash Flood Risk Graphics * New Storm Push Notifications By far the fastest, most convenient way to access National Hurricane Center data. The app displays detailed satellite imagery animations, allowing you to track the storm using the most recent observations. More satellite filter details below: -- Band 2 -- 0.64 µm - 'Red' Band - 0.5 km resolution - Visible band 2 is in the red portion of the spectrum and has the highest resolution of any ABI band at 0.5 km, and for that reason is the primary visible band. It is used primarily to monitor the evolution of clouds throughout the daylight hours. -- Band 4 -- 1.37 µm - 'Cirrus' Band - 2 km resolution - Band 4 will detect very thin cirrus clouds during the day. This band is centered in a strong water vapor absorption spectral region. It does not routinely sense the lower troposphere, where there is substantial water vapor, and thus provides excellent daytime sensitivity to high, very thin cirrus under most circumstances. -- Band 5 -- 1.6 µm - 'Snow/Ice' Band - 1 km resolution - During the day band 5 can be used to differentiate ice clouds and snow (relatively dark) from liquid water clouds (relatively bright), such as fog and stratus. It can also detect very hot fires both day and night. -- Band 7 -- 3.9 µm - 'Shortwave Window' Band - 2 km resolution - Band 7 has a variety of applications, including fire detection, cloud particle size retrievals, and differentiating between liquid water and ice clouds. Fire hot spots will show up as relatively small dark gray to black pixels. GOES-16 band 7 corresponds approximately to the old GOES-13 infrared channel. -- Band 8 / 9 / 10 -- 6.2 µm - 'Water Vapor' Bands - Band 8 will be used for upper-level tropospheric water vapor tracking, jet stream identification, hurricane track forecasting, mid-latitude storm forecasting, severe weather analysis, upper mid-level moisture estimation (for legacy vertical moisture profiles) and turbulence detection. The imager on GOES-16 features three mid-level water vapor bands instead of the single water vapor band on the GOES-13 Imager. The single water vapor band on GOES-13 contained a mixture of water vapor features over many levels of the troposphere, but GOES-16 enables us to focus on water vapor in the upper troposphere (band 8), the middle troposphere (band 9), or the lower troposphere (band 10). -- Band 13 -- 10.3 µm - 'Clean' Longwave IR Window Band - Band 13 at 10.3 µm is an infrared window, meaning it is not strongly affected by atmospheric water vapor. This channel is useful for detecting clouds all times of day and night and is particularly useful in retrievals of cloud top height. -- Band 14 -- 11.2 µm - IR Longwave Window Band - the traditional longwave infrared window band, is used to diagnose discrete clouds and organized features for general weather forecasting, analysis, and broadcasting applications. Observations from this IR window channel characterize atmospheric processes associated with extratropical cyclones and also in single thunderstorms and convective complexes. -- GEOCOLOR Band -- Geocolor is a multispectral product composed of True Color during the daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would appear when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database.

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Reviews

  • Context! We need context.

    2
    By Steve24680
    A map that shows a storm surrounded only by water but that can’t be zoomed out to show where it is in relation to land is useless to me. Having latitude and longitude might be fine for pros but not consumers. How to do this may be possible but it sure isn’t intuitive. We haven’t figured out how to do it. Zooming in works fine.
  • Add Forecast Discussion and Advisory Text?

    5
    By Heantune
    Can you add buttons to link to the text details from NHC forecast advisories and discussions, and public advisories - for each of the current storms? That would make this the 5 star must have app for hurricanes!! Update: a few hours later the text advisories and discussions are in an app update. 5 stars now. Update: 8/9. I would give this app 6 stars. It just keeps getting better!!
  • Wow

    5
    By sorry4ever
    8/5/18 Just installed this. I now have three of this developers' apps. I like them all, but so far I like this one the best because it's got some great satellite imagery. You have to explore all the app has to offer because, at first glance, you may miss some important features. This goes for the other apps too. Now what I need to do is to learn more about weather so that I can have a better understanding of what's going on around the planet. This app will come in very handy during the winter months here in the Northeast and more. Thank you, developers!
  • Definitely a great app

    5
    By Chance01
    I truly like this app & the information it gives me. I’m able to start planning for stuff when storms start to form & head my way.
  • Awesome Satellite Imagery

    5
    By KingBee2U
    This is an update to my previous 1 Star review; what a difference! The developer did his due diligence providing comprehensive, detailed global satellite imagery. EVERYTHING you could want; a must buy!
  • Most responsive developer!

    4
    By girto
    I was surprised to see that the app did not support Central Pacific region. I emailed developer on Monday with request for Central Pacific region coverage. He wrote back the same day and indicated that he would add it. On Wednesday (today), I was able to download an updated version with coverage for Central Pacific region as well as ability to track unnamed storms, like that one that is passing below Hawaii today! Wow! Thank you for your incredible responsiveness and desire to improve your app!
  • Waste of money

    1
    By MMACLION
    Peace of junk
  • Just keep sending me 7 days a week the hurricanes report

    5
    By Bakeshussel
    Irene Montes
  • Truly Disappointed

    1
    By Philip000
    Not much to this I just want to track hurricanes App is hard to use does not show much Always on half a screen Don’t waste time or money here
  • Best hurricane data app.

    5
    By ?madhater
    This is by far the best tropical app out there. With a direct feed to NHC it’s up to the minute. I will recommend this app to my followers on our weather website.

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