Tropical Satellite Images

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Gulf of Mexico Satellite

Caribbean Sea Satellite

Atlantic Ocean Satellite


Hurricane Information

2014 Storm Names

Atlantic Basin and Eastern Pacific Basin storm names designated for the 2014 season by the NOAA.

Juan's Hurricane Guide

The Coastal Bend has been very fortunate over the last several years in not having to deal with a catastrophic tropical storm or hurricane.

Deadliest Hurricanes In The U.S.

The deadliest hurricanes to hit the continental United States since 1900, listed by name or nickname, location, year, category and number of deaths.

Notable Hurricanes To Strike Texas Since 1900

Notable hurricanes that have affected Texas since 1900, with death and damage totals for Texas only.

Flooding and Tornadoes

Tropical storms can produce considerable flooding and damaging tornadoes well inland from the coast.

Hurricane Facts

A hurricane is a fierce storm with strong winds rotating around a moving center of low atmospheric pressure.

Important Tropical Terms

A list of tropical and hurricane-related terms that you should know to take appropriate action.

Interpreting And Using The NHC Forecast

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami, FL is the official source for tropical cyclone advisories and forecasts and is responsible for issuing watches and warnings for the U.S.

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale

Learn what the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is and what it means for a storm's strength.

Storm Surge Maps

If you live near the ocean, the storm surge is the most dangerous part of a hurricane's hazards. Be prepared.

Hurricane Charts & Images

NOAA Satellite Loop - Gulf of Mexico

Looping satellite photography of weather activity in the Gulf of Mexico region.

NOAA Satellite Loop - Western Atlantic

Looping satellite photography of weather activity in the Gulf of Mexico / Caribbean Sea region.

AccuWeather Hurricane Tracking Charts has created a number of specialty maps designed for tracking the progress of tropical storms and hurricanes.

NOAA Hurricane Tracking Chart - Atlantic Basin

A Hurricane Tracking Chart of the Atlantic Basin area provided by NOAA, in Adobe Acrobat format (.pdf).

Hurricane Links

Federal Alliance for Safe Homes

An excellent resource on what you can do now to strengthen and protect your home from hurricanes.

Hurricane Alley

Those with an interest in the hurricane phenomenon will find much information regarding the most awesome of nature's storms.

Hurricanes for Kids

You can also learn what causes hurricanes, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid.

Hurricane Resources for Parents & Teachers

Hurricanes are fascinating to youngsters. They incorporate earth science, history, writing, art, math, geography and other school subjects.

NOAA Hurricane Research Division - FAQ

The terms "hurricane" and "typhoon" are regionally specific names for a strong "tropical cyclone".

Texas Windstorm Insurance Association

If your TWIA-insured property receives windstorm damage from a hurricane, please NOTIFY YOUR INSURANCE AGENT as soon as possible.

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Coastal Bend Coordinates

Corpus Christi 27.8 N 97.4 W
Alice 27.8 N 98.0 W
Beeville 28.4 N 97.8 W
Falfurrias 27.2 N 98.1 W
George West 28.3 N 98.1 W
Goliad 28.6 N 97.3 W
Kingsville 27.5 N 97.7 W
Portland 27.9 N 97.3 W
Refugio 28.3 N 97.2 W
Sinton 28.0 N 97.5 W