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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
- 5-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 1.15

+ New 21-day Global Tropics Hazards Outlook
+ Updated the HAFS-A Next-Gen Hurricane Forecast Model to Version 0.3A
+ New Apple Watch app
- View wind speed & intensity updates every 30 minutes
- View the latest satellite imagery
- Choose from a variety of Watch Complications
+ Fixed a few minor bugs

Previous 2022 Offseason Updates Include:
+ New Hurricane Forecast Model: HAFS-S
+ 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

Previous 2021 Updates Include:
+ 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
41.4K Ratings

41.4K 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!

Night426 ,

The Best Hurricane App

I live on the Gulf Coast in Mississippi. Hurricane Katrina destroyed my whole neighborhood when it hit. I rode out hurricane Camille in 1969 when I was a child. I’ve been through all the Mississippi Gulf Coast hurricanes since the mid 1960s.
That being said-
This app is hands down the greatest tool for understanding these incredible storms. I love the hi-res satellite photos, radar animations, And frankly more data than I am capable of understanding. It’s a wonderful tool with all the available filters on the radar images, I didn’t realize there were so many ways to look at storm data.
Try it, you’ll be impressed with what’s available with this quality app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for the review! It's great to hear you find it useful.

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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