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NHC Hurricane Tracker App

LW Brands, LLC

Designed for iPad

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Download the most comprehensive Hurricane Tracker app for iOS.

+ 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

Forecast Graphics
- Spaghetti Models
- 7-Day Tropical Weather 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.

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

 - Hurricane Track & Intensity
- Potential Storm Surge Flooding
- NASA Sea Surface Temperature
- NOAA Weather Radar

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

- View wind speed & intensity updates every 30 minutes
- View the latest satellite imagery
- Choose from a variety of Watch Complications


Full Screen, High Resolution Satellite Imagery:
- Latest Image
- Animated Loop
- Mesoscale: Near Real-time Imagery
- Geostationary Lightning Mapper (GLM)

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
- High Resolution Window
- WaveWatch III (WW3)
- European Centre for Medium-Range Weather

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
- 700mb Vort, Wind, Ht
- 850mb Vort, Wind, Ht

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
- 16-day Storm Forecast Tracks
- 21-day Global Tropics Hazards Outlook
- 35-day Probability of Formation

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



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

What’s New

Version 1.30

+ New 21-day Global Tropics Hazards Outlook
+ New Ensemble Cyclone Genesis Index
+ Fixed a few minor bugs

Previous Updates Include:
+ New Apple Watch app
+ New NASA Satellite Imagery
+ New Hurricane Forecast Model: HAFS
+ Added MJO Phase Plots & Velocity Potential
+ Aircraft Reconnaissance & Satellite Surface Wind Analysis
+ New 35-day Probability of Formation Graphics
+ Added CIRA Satellite Imagery & Model Diagnostics
+ Improved the Radar and Weather Map Overlays
+ New GOES-18 Satellite Imagery
+ New forecast models: HAFS, SHiELD, T-SHiELD
+ New 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
54.8K Ratings

54.8K Ratings


Look No Further

This dedicated hurricane tracking app is worth every byte of storage on my phone. I’ve only used the free version of the app, but the free version already offers a lot. Between the time-of-arrival predictions, cone trajectory predictions, spaghetti models, rainfall predictions, and multiple satellite image displays showing everything from enhanced photos to humidity levels, all gathered from the most recent NOAA data, the free version is wanting in nothing. I was able to keep total up-to-date awareness of Hurricane Ian as it came through my neighborhood, and was able to make informed decisions thanks to the data provided by this app. I basically didn’t need to check the news for info on Hurricane Ian, but I did anyways, and the data lined up every time. In fact, I found that the news was unable to provide more information than this app, with the sole exception of Doppler radar, and there are other dedicated apps for that, like MyRadar. With all that said, the paid version is enticing considering a considerably expanded toolset to track hurricanes, and it is fairly cheap ($9.99 for a year, or $3.99 per month). The free version definitely gave me everything I needed to track Hurricane Ian, but the app is so good that I am willing to support and get the paid version.

janwayne5 ,

Good review

I have lived in the panhandle of Florida for the past 35 years seeing many hurricanes come and go. What I have learned is that no two of them are totally alike. This app and you people are great in what you’re doing for us. I feel that the criticism from some in Ian’s path recently are unfounded.
We were hit by Michael four years ago, so I know how bad it can be when it comes to your back door. People are too ready in this time to try and find someone else to blame when they make an error in judgment You guys are doing your job very well and I ask you to please keep up the good work. Florida has such an influx. of people that are new and uneducated in hurricanes, but become experts overnight.
You guys are doing a great job. Please don’t let these few negative people hamper your efforts. We appreciate what you do. Thank you and keep up the good work!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review!

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!

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