Current storm condition information is available under "Tropical Cyclone Forecasts and Advisories" from June 1 (May 15 in the eastern North Pacific) to November 30.
This restricted-use computer program is the primary tool used by emergency managers for tracking and responding to tropical systems.
Forecast data for wind direction and speed are available in three-hour forecasts.
Storm surge model data and probabilities are available.
Elevation and land cover data are used to monitor shoreline erosion and accretion, calculate storm surge levels, conduct flood risk analyses, and complete other tasks.
Data are used to determine potential storm surge and wave heights.
Data are used to identify potential flooding in advance of an event.
A process used to identify hazard zones and determine community risk.
Various satellite sensors provide timely temperature and water vapor measurements throughout the atmosphere.
NEXRAD (Next Generation Radar) gives forecasters detailed information on hurricane wind fields, rain intensity, and storm movement.
This website provides direct links to local, state, and national information resources pertaining to severe weather preparation and monitoring across the Gulf of Mexico coastal region.
Buoys, satellites, and other remote sensing technology provide ocean-related data to forecasters and other coastal officials.
Archived tropical cyclone tracks used to develop models and identify areas that may be susceptible to future strikes.
Data are used to show how much coastal change can occur during extreme storms and normal weather patterns.
Elevation and land cover data used to monitor shoreline erosion and accretion, calculate storm surge levels, conduct flood risk analyses, and complete other tasks.
Environmental Sensitivity Index (ESI) maps and software packages identify areas susceptible to chemical spills.
Forecasts of flooding or drought magnitude are available.
Data and information are used to target areas for damage assessment teams and response activities, testing and assessing model outputs, and identifying geographic areas for future mitigation projects.
Data and information on coastal weather and climatic influences are available for planning and management.
Combined high-resolution topography and bathymetry (topobathy) data aid in site characterizations, change analysis, and hydrographic models.