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Atlantic Hurricane Season Satellite and Radar Imagery Animations

Prepared by:
Donovan Landreneau, Meteorologist (Senior Forecaster)

This webpage contains all the Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States and seasonal Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Satellite Imagery animations since 1995.  Also included are radar animations of select United States landfalling hurricanes from 1979-1992, Hurricane Season Satellite Animations from 1971-1973 & 1976-1986, and early radar animations of Hurricane Audrey: June 26-27, 1957.

This webpage provides the links of the animations organized by year, and individual storm’s satellite and radar animations. These animations are available through the National Weather Service YouTube  page.

Click here for further explanation of this project.

Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States: A Satellite and Radar Study

These animations chronicle the tropical cyclones that affected the United States each season. The GOES-East satellite imagery used is 4 kilometer resolution (Infrared & Visible since 1995, GeoColor since 2018) and 1 kilometer resolution (Visible from since 2002, GeoColor since 2018). The radar used is land based National Weather Service WSR-88D radar imagery in the areas affected.

The table layout shows all the animations available, one table per Atlantic Hurricane Season. The title has a link to the specific YouTube playlist for that season, followed by the satellite and radar animations available (all linked to YouTube) for that particular year. The storm names are linked to the National Hurricane Center's Tropical Cyclone Reports for further information on that particular storm.

2019 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Barry 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Lake Charles, LA Fort Polk, LA
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Shreveport, LA Little Rock, AR  
Dorian 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible San Juan, PR Miami, FL Melbourne, FL
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Jacksonville, FL Charleston, SC Wilmington, NC
        Morehead City, NC Wakefield, VA  
Fernand 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Brownsville, TX    
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor      
Imelda 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Houston, TX Lake Charles, LA Fort Polk, LA
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Shreveport, LA    
Karen 4km Infrared 4km Visible   San Juan, PR    
    4km GeoColor        
Nestor 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Eglin AFB, FL Tallahassee, FL  
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor      
Olga 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Lake Charles, LA New Orleans, LA Jackson, MS
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Columbus AFB, MS    
 
2018 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Alberto   4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Eglin AFB, FL Birmingham, AL  
Chris   4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Morehead City, NC    
Florence 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Morehead City, NC Wilmington, NC Raleigh, NC
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Charleston, SC Columbia, SC Greer, SC
Gordon 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Miami, FL Key West, FL Tampa Bay, FL
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Mobile, AL New Orleans, LA Jackson, MS
        Little Rock, AR    
Michael 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Eglin AFB, FL Tallahassee, FL Moody AFB, GA
    4km GeoColor 1km GeoColor Robins AFB, GA Atlanta, GA Columbia, SC
        Raleigh, NC Wakefield, VA  
 
2017 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Cindy 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Lake Charles, LA Fort Polk, LA Shreveport, LA
Emily 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tampa Bay, FL Melbourne, FL  
Harvey 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Brownsville, TX Corpus Christi, TX San Antonio, TX
        Houston, TX Lake Charles, LA Fort Polk, LA
Irma 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible San Juan, PR Key West, FL Miami, FL
        Tampa Bay, FL Melbourne, FL Tallahassee, FL
        Jacksonville, FL    
Maria 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible San Juan, PR    
Nate 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL Birmingham, AL
 
2016 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Bonnie 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Charleston, SC    
Colin 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tallahassee, FL Tampa Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL
        Charleston, SC    
Louisiana Flood 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Lake Charles, LA  
Hermine 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tampa Bay, FL Tallahassee, FL Moody AFB, GA
        Jacksonville, FL Charleston, SC Wilmington, NC
Julia 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Jacksonville, FL Charleston, SC  
Matthew 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Miami, FL Melbourne, FL Jacksonville, FL
        Charleston, SC Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC
 
2015 Atlantic Tropical Storms Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Ana 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Wilmington, NC    
Bill 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Corpus Christi, TX Houston, TX Fort Hood, TX
        Dallas, TX    
 
2014 Atlantic Hurricane Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Arthur 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Melbourne, FL Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC
        Boston, MA    
 
2013 Atlantic Tropical Storm Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Andrea 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Tallahassee, FL Tampa Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL
        Charleston, SC    
 
2012 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Beryl 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Jacksonville, FL Charleston, SC Wilmington, NC
Debby 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tallahassee, FL Jacksonville, FL  
Issac 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Key West, FL New Orleans, LA Lake Charles, LA
        Fort Polk, LA Shreveport, LA  
Sandy 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Mt. Holly, NJ New York, NY  
 
2011 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Don 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Brownsville, TX Corpus Christi, TX  
Irene 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible San Juan, PR Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC
        Wakefield, VA New York, NY  
Lee 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Lake Charles, LA Fort Polk, LA New Orleans, LA
 
2010 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Alex 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Brownsville, TX    
Bonnie 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Miami, FL New Orleans, LA  
Earl 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible San Juan, PR Morehead City, NC Boston, MA
Hermine 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Brownsville, TX Corpus Christi, TX San Antonio, TX
 
2009 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Claudette 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tallahassee, FL    
Ida 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL  
 
2008 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Cristobal 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Charleston, SC Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC
Dolly 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Brownsville, TX Corpus Christi, TX Laughlin AFB, TX
Edouard 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Lake Charles, LA Houston, TX
Fay 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Key West, FL Melbourne, FL Tallahassee, FL
Gustav 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Key West, FL New Orleans, LA Lake Charles, LA
        Fort Polk, LA Shreveport, LA  
Hanna 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Wilmington, NC Raleigh, NC Philadelphia, PA
Ike 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Key West, FL Lake Charles, LA Houston, TX
        Shreveport, LA Fort Smith, AR  
 
2007 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Barry 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tampa Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL  
Erin 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Corpus Christi, TX Houston, TX San Antonio, TX
        San Angelo, TX Lubbock, TX Oklahoma City, OK
Gabrielle 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC  
Humberto 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Houston, TX Lake Charles, LA Fort Polk, LA
        Jackson, MS    
Olga 4km Infrared 4km Visible   San Juan, PR    
 
2006 Atlantic Tropical Storms Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Alberto 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tallahassee, FL Moody AFB, GA Charleston, SC
Beryl 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New York, NY Boston, MA  
Ernesto 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Miami, FL Melbourne, FL Jacksonville, FL
        Charleston, SC Wilmington, NC Wakefield, VA
 
2005 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Arlene 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Mobile, AL Birmingham, AL  
Cindy 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL Birmingham, AL
Dennis 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Key West, FL Mobile, AL Eglin AFB, FL
        Columbus AFB, MS    
Emily 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Brownsville, TX    
Katrina 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Miami, FL Key West, FL New Orleans, LA
        Mobile, AL Birmingham, AL Nashville, TN
Ophelia 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Melbourne, FL Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC
Rita 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Miami, FL Key West, FL Lake Charles, LA
        Houston, TX Shreveport, LA Little Rock, AR
Tammy 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Melbourne, FL Jacksonville, FL  
Wilma 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Key West, FL Miami, FL Tampa Bay, FL
        Melbourne, FL    
 
2004 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Alex 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC  
Bonnie 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Tallahassee, FL Jacksonville, FL  
Charley 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Key West, FL Miami, FL Tampa Bay, FL
        Melbourne, FL Jacksonville, FL Charleston, SC
        Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC Wakefield, VA
Frances 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible San Juan, PR Miami, FL Melbourne, FL
        Tampa Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL Tallahassee, FL
Gaston 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Charleston, SC Columbia, SC Wilmington, NC
        Raleigh, NC Wakefield, VA Boston, MA
Hermine 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible Boston, MA    
Ivan 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL Birmingham, AL
        Tampa Bay, FL Tallahassee, FL Lake Charles, LA
Jeanne 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible San Juan, PR Miami, FL Melbourne, FL
        Tampa Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL Tallahassee, FL
        Robins AFB, GA    
Matthew 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible New Orleans, LA Lake Charles, LA  
 
2003 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Bill 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL
        Jackson, MS Birmingham, AL  
Claudette 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Houston, TX Corpus Christi, TX
        San Antonio, TX Laughlin AFB, TX El Paso, TX
Erika 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Brownsville, TX  
Grace 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Houston, TX Austin, TX
Isabel 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC
        Raleigh, NC Wakefield, VA Sterling, VA
 
2002 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Bertha 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Mobile, AL New Orleans, LA
        Lake Charles, LA Houston, TX Corpus Christi, TX
Edouard 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Jacksonville, FL Melbourne, FL
        Tampa Bay, FL    
Fay 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Lake Charles, LA Houston, TX
        San Antonio, TX    
Gustav 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Morehead City, NC  
Hanna 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL
Isidore 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Lake Charles, LA New Orleans, LA
        Mobile, AL Fort Polk, LA Jackson, MS
        Columbus AFB, MS    
Kyle 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Jacksonville, FL  
Lili 4km Infrared 4km Visible 1km Visible East CONUS Lake Charles, LA New Orleans, LA
        Fort Polk, LA Shreveport, LA Jackson, MS
        Little Rock, AR Memphis, TN  
 
2001 Atlantic Tropical Storms Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Allison 4km Infrared 4km Visible   East CONUS Houston, TX Lake Charles, LA
        New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL  
Barry 4km Infrared 4km Visible   East CONUS Mobile, AL Tallahassee, FL
        Birmingham, AL    
Gabrielle 4km Infrared 4km Visible   East CONUS Tampa Bay, FL Melbourne, FL
Michelle 4km Infrared 4km Visible   East CONUS Key West, FL Miami, FL
 
2000 Atlantic Tropical Storms Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Gordon 4km Infrared 4km Visible   East CONUS Tampa Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL
Helene 4km Infrared 4km Visible   East CONUS Mobile, AL Tallahassee, FL
 
1999 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Bret 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Brownsville, TX Corpus Christi, TX  
Dennis 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Melbourne, FL Jacksonville, FL Charleston, SC
        Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC Raleigh, NC
Floyd 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Melbourne, FL Jacksonville, FL Wilmington, NC
        Morehead City, NC Wakefield, VA New York, NY
Harvey 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Tampa Bay, FL Key West, FL  
Irene 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Key West, FL Miami, FL Melbourne, FL
        Charleston, SC Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC
Lenny 4km Infrared 4km Visible   San Juan, PR    
 
1998 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Bonnie 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Morehead City, NC Wakefield, VA  
Charley 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Houston, TX San Antonio, TX  
Earl 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Mobile, AL Tallahassee, FL  
Frances 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Corpus Christi, TX Houston, TX Lake Charles, LA
Georges 4km Infrared 4km Visible   San Juan, PR Key West, FL New Orleans, LA
        Mobile, AL    
Hermine 4km Infrared 4km Visible   New Orleans, LA Mobile, AL  
Mitch 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Key West, FL    
 
1997 Atlantic Hurricane Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Danny 4km Infrared 4km Visible   New Orleans, LA Mobile, LA Wakefield, VA
 
1996 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Arthur 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC  
Bertha 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Wilmington, NC Wakefield, VA New York, NY
Fran 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Wilmington, NC Morehead City, NC Raleigh, NC
Hortense 4km Infrared 4km Visible   San Juan, PR N/A    
Josephine 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Tallahassee, FL Jacksonville, FL  
 
1995 Atlantic Tropical Storms and Hurricanes Affecting the United States
Storm Name GOES Satellite Imagery WSR-88D Radar Imagery
Allison 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Tampa Bay, FL Jacksonville, FL  
Dean 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Lake Charles, LA Houston, TX  
Erin 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Melbourne, FL Tampa Bay, FL Eglin AFB, FL
        Mobile, AL    
Jerry 4km Infrared 4km Visible   Melbourne, FL    
Marilyn 4km Infrared 4km Visible   San Juan, PR N/A    
Opal 4km Infrared 4km Visible   New Orleans, LA Eglin AFB, FL Tallahassee, FL
        Birmingham, AL    
   
Atlantic Hurricane Season GOES Infrared Satellite Imagery
1995 1996 1997
1998 1999 2000
2001 2002 2003
2004 2005 2006
2007 2008 2009
2010 2011 2012
2013 2014 2015
2016 2017 2018
 
Hurricane Andrew Radar: August 24-26, 1992
Miami, FL (WSR-57 Post Processed at AOML/HRD) New Orleans, LA (WSR-57 Post Processed at AOML/HRD) Lake Charles, LA (WSR-57 Post Processed at AOML/HRD)
Melbourne, FL (WSR-88D) Houston, TX (WSR-88D)  
 
NOAA/AOML/HRD Hurricane WSR-57 Radar Imagery Animations
1979 David - Miami, FL 1979 Frederic - New Orleans, LA 1983 Alicia - Galveston, TX
1984 Diana - Wilmington, NC 1985 Elena - Apalachicola, FL 1989 Hugo - Charleston, SC
1992 Andrew - Miami, FL; Tampa Bay, FL; New Orleans, LA; Lake Charles, LA
 
1976-1986 Hurricane Seasons Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite Infrared Imagery‚Äč
1976 1977 1978
1979 1980 1981
1982 1983 1984
1985 1986  
 
1971-1973 Atlantic Hurricane Seasons Applications Technology Satellite III Visible Imagery‚Äč
1971 1972 1973
 
Hurricane Audrey Radar: June 26-27, 1957
Lake Charles, LA Beaumont, LA Galveston, TX
Baton Rouge, LA Houston, TX