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Description

Download the most comprehensive Hurricane Tracker app for iOS.

MAIN FEATURES INCLUDE:
+ GOES Satellite Imagery Animations
+ National Hurricane Center Products
+ National Weather Service Alerts
+ Weather Prediction Center Graphics
+ Tropical Weather Push Notifications
+ Satellite Imagery Home Screen Widget
+ Spaghetti Models


GRAPHICAL PRODUCTS INCLUDE:
Forecast Graphics
- Spaghetti Models
- 5-Day Tropical Weather Outlook
- 2-Week Global Tropics Hazards Outlook
- 3-Day Excessive Rainfall Outlook
- 7-Day Quantitative Precipitation Forecast

Storm Specific Graphics
- Key Messages
- Cone Track Forecast
- Tropical Storm Wind (Most Likely)
- Tropical Storm Wind (Earliest)
- Hurricane Wind Probability
- Surface Wind Field
- Surface Wind Analysis
- Wind / Track History
- Rainfall Forecast
- Flash Flood Risk

Local Storm Threat Graphics
- Flooding Rain Threat
- Wind Threat
- Surge Threat
- Tornado Threat
- Rainfall Totals
- Wind Warnings

Note: Local threat graphics are typically not available until shortly before storm landfall.


TEXT PRODUCTS INCLUDE:
- Tropical Weather Outlook
- Forecast Advisories
- Public Advisories
- Forecast Office Discussion
- Local Statement (HLS)
- Local Warnings (TCV)
- Tropical Discussion
- Wind Analysis


WEATHER MAP OVERLAYS INCLUDE:
 - Hurricane Track & Intensity
- Potential Storm Surge Flooding
- NASA Sea Surface Temperature
- NOAA Weather Radar


GOES SATELLITE IMAGERY INCLUDES:
Fifteen (15) Satellite Imagery Filters
- Visible (Band 2)
- Near IR (Bands 4 & 5)
- Infrared (Bands 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14 & 16)
- Nighttime Microphysics
- Day Cloud Phase
- True Color
- Air Mass
- Sandwich


-- PRO SUBSCRIPTION FEATURES --
More than sixty (60+) new hurricane tracking products were added for the 2020 Hurricane Season. These features include:

Full Screen, High Resolution Satellite Imagery:
- Latest Image
- Animated Loop
- Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)
- Mesoscale: Near Real-time Imagery
Mesoscale imagery typically has 1-minute temporal resolution, but is not always available for each storm.

16-day Weather Forecast Models:
- Global Forecast System (GFS)
- Global Ensemble Forecast System (GEFS)
- North American Ensemble (NAEFS)

Weather Simulation Forecast Models:
- Hi-Res Rapid Refresh (HRRR)
- Hi-Res Ensemble Forecast (HREF)
- North American Mesoscale (NAM)
- Hi-Res North American Mesoscale
(NAM-HIRES)
- High Resolution Window
(HRW-FV3, HRW-ARW, HRW-ARW2)
- WaveWatch III (WW3)
- European Centre for Medium-Range Weather
(ECMWF)

HMON & HWRF Hurricane Forecast Models
Experimental Forecast Animations:
- Simulated Radar 2km
- Surface Pressure, Wind
- 200mb Temp, Ht, Wind
- 700mb RH, Ht, Wind
- 850mb Vort, Wind, Thick

Model Analysis & Guidance Animations:
- 6h Total Precipitation
- 10m Wind
- 200mb Vort, Wind, Ht
- 500mb Relative Humidity
- 500mb Vort, Wind, Ht
- 700mb Vort, Wind, Ht
- 850mb Vort, Wind, Ht
- 850mb 500 Ht, 200mb Wind

Static Forecast Products
- Track*
- Intensity*
- Pressure*
- Rain
- Wind
* Track, Intensity and Pressure graphics include spaghetti plots when available. Models included in spaghetti graphics include: HWRF, HMON, CTCX, AVNO, SHF5 & OFCL.

NCEP / EMC Cyclogenesis Tracking Products
- 10-day Probability of Formation
- 16-day Storm Forecast Tracks

CIMSS Tropical Cyclone Products
- Wind Vorticity & Shear Analysis
- Steering Layer Analysis
- Morphed Integrated Microwave Imagery
- Advanced Dvorak Technique (ADTV9.0)
ADT Includes imagery, wind radii estimates & trends

Interactive Hurricane Tracker Map
- Track & Intensity Forecast
- Preliminary Best Track Analysis

TERMS & CONDITIONS
https://lwbrandsllc.com/hurricane-app-terms-conditions/

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In total, there are now over 100+ hurricane / weather tracking products to help you stay informed during hurricane season.

What’s New

Version 1.7.17

+ Fixed a few minor bugs

Previous 2021 Updates Include:
+ New forecast models: HAFS, SHiELD, T-SHiELD
+ New iOS 14 widget options (GOES-East / West)
+ New 16-day GFS forecast graphics
+ New HMON / HWRF regional forecast graphics
+ New GEFS & NAEFS 16-day Wind Forecast products
+ Updated Storm Tracks graphics to reflect GFSv16
+ Upgraded WaveWatch III to GFS-WAVE
+ Added the HRW-FV3 forecast model
+ New Tropical Cyclone Genesis Index graphics
+ New HMON & HWRF forecasts for tropical disturbances
+ New Satellite Ocean Heat Content products
+ Updated Storm Tracks graphics to reflect GFSv16

Thank you for the positive feedback!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
34.7K Ratings

34.7K Ratings

kkblaze ,

Can’t live without it

As someone who lives in a hurricane prone state and has lived through a cat 5 storm, I was thrilled when NOAA came out with this app so that I can find all the data I need in one place. The radar images are particularly stunning and the forecast information provides enough range to make educated decisions about timing of evacuations and such. I also don’t have to hear overdone weather forecasters hyping situations up (though, in fairness, it’s not a real hurricane until Jim Cantore appears on screen fighting the elements ;-) ). I appreciate that I can get basic data at a glance as needed and do deep dives into the science when I’m curious. If you want an app that gives you no nonsense information, this is the place to find it. (If spaghetti models terrify you, however, stick with something more basic.) Thanks NOAA et al for this fabulous app!

toliver120 ,

Great app and getting better with every release!

I’ve been using this app for a while now. Originally, I was just looking for a way to view NHC images easily on mobile. Their web page isn’t the greatest on a mobile browser. When I found this app, it was exactly that. Not many features at that point, but it worked well and was easy to navigate. Basically, it just had the images along with a radar. Every release since then has improved the app and there is now so much interesting information.

If you live in an area where paying attention to hurricane forecasts is important, there isn’t a better app!

Developer Response ,

Wow, thank you for the great review and I’m glad you are enjoying all of the new features.

EBallon ,

Ok...not great.

This app is marginally better than going to the NOAA website. Push notifications are nice. Satellite page loads all of the loop images before displaying. What if i don’t want the loop? I have to wait for all the images to load? What if i have a slow connection? The interactive map is beta quality in my opinion. It takes forever to update; you need the eyes of a five year old to read the minuscule fonts on the storm. Oh, you can zoom in and read it just fine....that is until it updates then back to the fonts for ants. Tapping on the storm does nothing; does not bring up any info. I would pay $20 to get Hurricane Pro or an equivalent app back. So far I have found nothing that even comes close. Some features in the latest version of this app may be worth $2 for some. For me only because nobody can seem to put out anything better.

Developer Response ,

Hi EBallon, a lot has changed since Sep 3, 2018. The latest update (1.6.8) has addressed all of your previous feedback. There are new satellite imagery viewing features, including the option to only view the latest image, rather than the entire animation as you mention. There is a new Interactive Storm map feature that has significantly faster load times, has font that is easy to read, and allows for tapping on the various forecast tracks. Please take a look at the updates and let me know what you think.

Lastly, please consider editing your review to reflect the most recent app version, as your review relates to Version 1.1.6, which is almost 2 years old. Thank you!

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