Historical Data

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Storm Tracks and Other Data

  • The NHC's data archive has historical advisory data, Tropical Cyclone Reports, best track data, past track seasonal maps, forecast verification, reconnaissance data and more.
  • Lots of great graphical climatological data. Also check out the Tropical Cyclone Return Periods on that page and the graphics here.
  • This site allows you to view any past hurricane track using a viewer. You can zoom in on any storm track. A unique feature of this tool is the ability to enter your zip code to see what storms have passed near you. One very interesting feature is the ability to add all storm tracks on a single image, which of course makes things extremely crowded. If you use an ad blocker, you may have to turn it off for the site to work.
  • "The Atlantic Hurricane Database Re-analysis Project is an effort to extend and revise the National Hurricane Center's North Atlantic hurricane database (or HURDAT). Going back to 1851 and revisiting storms in more recent years, information on tropical cyclones is revised using an enhanced collection of historical meteorological data in the context of today's scientific understanding of hurricanes and analysis techniques."
  • This site lists what years tropical storms and hurricanes have affected various cities in its database. It lists how often a city is impacted on average and gives details about some of the more notable storms to hit the city.

Satellite Imagery

United States Radar Images (since 1995)

  • "The Interactive Radar Map Tool shows supplemental data in support of NCEI's Weather Radar Archive. The tool includes several unique features that will allow the user to select data from 1995 to present for individual or multiple stations at varying altitudes. The map tool utilizes the Reflectivity Mosaics products and web services provided by the Iowa Environmental Mesonet. Reflectivity is available from 1995 to near-real time in five-minute increments."

Other

  • Historical radar loops of Subtropical Storm Alpha (2020) making landfall in Portugal
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    Arouca, Portugal radar imagery of Alpha.
    These radar loops from Portugal are historical radar loops of Subtropical Storm Alpha. These radar loops show Alpha making landfall in Portugal. They were saved from the Portuguese Institute for Sea and Atmosphere. (Instituto Português do Mar e da Atmosfera, IPMA) They start on September 17th, 2020 at 18:10Z and end on September 18th, 2020 at 23:40Z.
  • Radar Thumbnail This radar loop from the Bahamas is a historical radar loop of Hurricane Isaias. This radar loop shows Isaias crossing through parts of the Bahamas. The radar loop is about 22 megabytes. It was recorded from the Bahamas Department of Meteorology. It starts on July 31st, 2020 at 0:00Z and ends on August 3rd, 2020 at 14:00Z.
  • Radar Thumbnail This radar loop from the Bahamas is a historical radar loop of Hurricane Dorian, which in 2019 became the strongest landfalling hurricane on record in the northwestern Bahamas. (according to the NHC's public advisory #33 on Dorian) This radar loop shows Dorian crossing over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island. The radar loop is about 35 megabytes. It was recorded from the Bahamas Department of Meteorology. It starts on August 31st, 2019 at 8:30Z and ends on September 4th, 2019 at 20:00Z.
  • Radar Thumbnail This Managua, Nicaragua radar loop is a historical radar loop of Hurricane Otto, which in 2016 became the southernmost landfalling hurricane in Central America on record. (according to the NHC's public discussion #16 on Otto) This radar loop shows Otto crossing Central America, through Nicaragua and Costa Rica. The radar loop is about 13 megabytes. It was recorded from the Nicaraguan Institute of Territorial Studies (Instituto Nicaragüense de Estudios Territoriales, INETER). It starts on November 24th, 2016 at 5:12Z and ends on November 25th, 2016 at 15:18Z.
  • Historical radar loop of Hurricane Dean (2007) making landfall in Mexico
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    Cancun, Mexico radar imagery of Dean.
    These radar loops from Mexico are historical radar loops of Hurricane Dean. These radar loops show Dean making landfall in Mexico. They were saved from Mexico's National Metereological Service (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, SMN). The Cancun radar imagery starts at 5:16Z and continues through 15:55Z on August 21st, 2007. The Alvarado radar imagery starts at 9:01Z and continues through 20:31Z on August 22nd, 2007.
  • Radar Thumbnail This Cancun, Mexico radar loop is a historical radar loop of Hurricane Wilma, which in 2005 became the most powerful hurricane, in terms of pressure, ever recorded in the Atlantic basin, with a pressure recorded at 884 mb. (estimated at 882 mb; according to NHC's tropical cyclone report on Wilma) This radar loop shows the entire landfall of Wilma on the Yucatan peninsula. The radar loop is about 14 megabytes. It was saved from Mexico's National Metereological Service (Servicio Meteorológico Nacional, SMN). It starts on October 20th, 2005 at 16:12Z when the eye entered the radars range and ends on October 24th, 2005 at 3:21Z when it left the radar.
Page last modified on March 17, 2021