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National Hurricane Center


NHC Active Tropical Cyclones

Active Tropical Cyclones

Indicates areas/chances of tropical/sub-tropical cyclone development over the next 48  hours

Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion

NHC Data in GIS Formats

Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook

Highlights the location of areas of disturbed weather and shows the       2-day and 5-day probabilistic genesis potential. This product is updated from June 1 through November 30. Special outlooks may be issued as conditions warrant.

Weather Hazards Map

Weather Hazards

Map displays active watch, warnings, advisories and short term forecasts in the lower 48 states.

National Forecast Maps

Surface Fronts & Sea-level Pressures

National Data Buoy Center

National Data Buoy Center

...operates and quality controls data from a network of buoys and Coastal Marine Automated Network stations. 

Regional Observations

nowCOAST - web mapping portal


Tropical Cyclone Potential Impacts Graphics

Hurricane Threats and Impacts

An interactive display to communicate local tropical storm and hurricane decision-making information based upon on local forecast databases, local statements, and hurricane threats and impact grids.

NWS Albany: Hurricane Local Statement

Storm Surge

Potential Storm Surge Flooding Map

Provides quantitative information on the storm surge hazard associated with tropical cyclones, highlighting geographical areas where inundation from storm surge could occur and the height above ground that the water could reach.

When active, the map will be available on the NHC website.


Tropical Atlantic Weather Map

Prototype Storm Surge Watch/Warning Graphic

Graphic is designed to introduce the concept of a watch or warning specific to the storm surge hazard, displaying areas that would qualify for inclusion under a storm surge watch or warning system currently being developed by the National Weather Service.

When active, the map will be available on the NHC website.


 Tropical Atlantic Infrared Satellite

Tropical Atlantic Satellite Imagery


NHC Aircraft Reconnaissance

Latest Surface Analysis 

Surface Analysis

The Weather Prediction Center  produces surface maps which depicts the analysis of  highs, lows, fronts, troughs, outflow boundaries, squall lines, and drylines.

Tropical Atlantic Analysis

National Forecast Maps

Radar Albany NY


WSR-88D Doppler Radar

Albany NY
Montague NY

Storm Prediction Center

Storm Prediction Center 

Radar of contiguous United States with Storm Prediction Center outlooks and more.



Storm Reports


Storm Reports

These reports are preliminary and are plotted and listed "as is" from NWS Local Storm Reports usually sent in real-time.

Preliminary Local Storm Reports

Hurricane Tracks

Historical Hurricane Tracks

NOAA Historical Hurricane Tracks Tool - interactive database.


Depression <39
T. Storm 39-73
Hurricane 1 74-95
Hurricane 2 96-110
Hurricane 3 111-129
Hurricane 4 130-156
Hurricane 5 > 156

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

Category 1 to 5 rating based on a hurricane's sustained wind speed.

Tropical Cyclone Climatology & Names

NWS JetStream: Tropical Weather

Precipitation Forecast & Guidance


6-hour QPF

Local / Regional Forecasts

Shows forecasted precipitation for a given time period.

Regional 6-hourly Graphics

Northeast River Forecest Center QPF Forecast



QPF Forecasts

Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts issued by the Weather Prediction Center.

Quantitative Precipitation
Forecast Discussion


Flash Flood Guidance


Flash Flood Guidance

Flash Flood Guidance is an estimate of the amount of rainfall required over a given area during a given duration to cause small streams to flood issued by Northeast River Forecast Center.


Probabilistic Guidance


Probabilistic Guidance

This product provides a probabilistic forecast of rainfall over the continental United States in 6-hour and 24-hour increments issued by the Weather Prediction Center.

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Excessive Rainfall


Excessive Rainfall

The Excessive Rainfall graphics provide a forecast of the potential for flash flooding across the continental United States.

Excessive Rainfall Discussion

Excessive Rainfall


Mesoscale Precipitation Discussions

Provide short term guidance during heavy rain events leading to a threat of flash flooding to the NWS Weather Forecast Offices, River Forecast Centers, the media, emergency managers and interested partners.

Significant River Flooding


Significant River Flood Outlook 

Provides a general outlook for significant river flooding. It is not intended to depict all areas of minor and small-scale event such as localized flooding and/or flash flooding.

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Meteorological Model Ensemble River  Forecasts 

The purpose of the MMEFS is to provide users with a short-term
situational awareness through the display of short-range hydrologic ensemble forecasts. The outcomes are turned into short-term probabilistic contingency forecasts.


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Post Storm Hurricane Report


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