National Hurricane Center Data

National Hurricane Center Data

By LW Brands, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2017-10-05
  • Current Version: 1.0.13
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 12.99 MB
  • Developer: LW Brands, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 804 Ratings

Description

* NOAA Hurricane Tracking and Forecast Data * MAIN FEATURES INCLUDE: * NHC GOES-16 Satellite Imagery * 5-day Hurricane Forecast / Tracker * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Pacific) * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Atlantic) * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Central Pacific) * NWS Tropical Weather Discussion * Storm Specific Forecast & Public Advisories * Wind History, Rainfall Forecast & Flash Flood Risk Graphics * New Storm Push Notifications By far the fastest, most convenient way to access National Hurricane Center data. The app displays detailed satellite imagery animations, allowing you to track the storm using the most recent observations. There are 10 filters in total, letting you view the storm from unique perspectives. More satellite filter details below: -- Band 2 -- 0.64 µm - 'Red' Band - 0.5 km resolution - Visible band 2 is in the red portion of the spectrum and has the highest resolution of any ABI band at 0.5 km, and for that reason is the primary visible band. It is used primarily to monitor the evolution of clouds throughout the daylight hours. -- Band 4 -- 1.37 µm - 'Cirrus' Band - 2 km resolution - Band 4 will detect very thin cirrus clouds during the day. This band is centered in a strong water vapor absorption spectral region. It does not routinely sense the lower troposphere, where there is substantial water vapor, and thus provides excellent daytime sensitivity to high, very thin cirrus under most circumstances. -- Band 5 -- 1.6 µm - 'Snow/Ice' Band - 1 km resolution - During the day band 5 can be used to differentiate ice clouds and snow (relatively dark) from liquid water clouds (relatively bright), such as fog and stratus. It can also detect very hot fires both day and night. -- Band 7 -- 3.9 µm - 'Shortwave Window' Band - 2 km resolution - Band 7 has a variety of applications, including fire detection, cloud particle size retrievals, and differentiating between liquid water and ice clouds. Fire hot spots will show up as relatively small dark gray to black pixels. GOES-16 band 7 corresponds approximately to the old GOES-13 infrared channel. -- Band 8 / 9 / 10 -- 6.2 µm - 'Water Vapor' Bands - Band 8 will be used for upper-level tropospheric water vapor tracking, jet stream identification, hurricane track forecasting, mid-latitude storm forecasting, severe weather analysis, upper mid-level moisture estimation (for legacy vertical moisture profiles) and turbulence detection. The imager on GOES-16 features three mid-level water vapor bands instead of the single water vapor band on the GOES-13 Imager. The single water vapor band on GOES-13 contained a mixture of water vapor features over many levels of the troposphere, but GOES-16 enables us to focus on water vapor in the upper troposphere (band 8), the middle troposphere (band 9), or the lower troposphere (band 10). -- Band 13 -- 10.3 µm - 'Clean' Longwave IR Window Band - Band 13 at 10.3 µm is an infrared window, meaning it is not strongly affected by atmospheric water vapor. This channel is useful for detecting clouds all times of day and night and is particularly useful in retrievals of cloud top height. -- Band 14 -- 11.2 µm - IR Longwave Window Band - the traditional longwave infrared window band, is used to diagnose discrete clouds and organized features for general weather forecasting, analysis, and broadcasting applications. Observations from this IR window channel characterize atmospheric processes associated with extratropical cyclones and also in single thunderstorms and convective complexes. -- GEOCOLOR Band -- Geocolor is a multispectral product composed of True Color during the daytime, and an Infrared product that uses bands 7 and 13 at night. During the day, the imagery looks approximately as it would appear when viewed with human eyes from space. At night, the blue colors represent liquid water clouds such as fog and stratus, while gray to white indicate higher ice clouds, and the city lights come from a static database.

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Reviews

  • Just keep sending me 7 days a week the hurricanes report

    5
    By Bakeshussel
    Irene Montes
  • Truly Disappointed

    1
    By Philip000
    Not much to this I just want to track hurricanes App is hard to use does not show much Always on half a screen Don’t waste time or money here
  • Best hurricane data app.

    5
    By ?madhater
    This is by far the best tropical app out there. With a direct feed to NHC it’s up to the minute. I will recommend this app to my followers on our weather website.
  • Very Good App!

    5
    By Tickertape 4
    Very good app! Developer answered “pre-purchase” questions and is open to suggestions for improvement / upgrades for the app from users - very refreshing and welcome!
  • Landscape, anyone? Not this app

    1
    By mizhepsy
    This opens in Portrait mode. It doesn’t change to Landscape mode. I haven’t found the setting to view comfortably. It’s likely just fine on my iPhone, but I don’t use apps like this on my phone. I use my iPad in Landscape mode. How do I get my money back?
  • Where are the string forecasts ?

    1
    By RRDobe
    I can’t find the forecast that shows all of the predictive “string” paths. Where is it?
  • Much Improved

    5
    By Haglogas
    Several months ago I gave this app a one star review because it didn’t give the information for which I was looking. It has now been updated and is a very useful tool. I highly recommend this app if you live in “Hurricane Country”.
  • Definitely great to have

    5
    By Chance01
    This app will definitely keep you informed of anything that might be popping up & keep you up to date with what might be happening out there.
  • Bad

    1
    By h0tdog333
    Does not work.
  • Good App

    5
    By Tod Mun
    Satellite images are from January although active system is Alberto. Couldn’t contact dev, as app crashed when touching contact icon. 30MAY18 - Developer very responsive; corrected issues. Rating edited.

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