National Hurricane Center Data

National Hurricane Center Data

By LW Brands, LLC

  • Category: Weather
  • Release Date: 2017-10-05
  • Current Version: 1.1.14
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • File Size: 16.97 MB
  • Developer: LW Brands, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
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Description

* NOAA Hurricane Tracking and Forecast Data * MAIN FEATURES INCLUDE: * NHC GOES-16 Satellite Imagery * 5-day Hurricane Forecast / Tracker * Spaghetti Models! * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Pacific) * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Atlantic) * 5-day Tropical Storm Outlook (Central Pacific) * 2-week Tropical Storm Outlook (Global) * 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. 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

  • NHC data tracker really good

    5
    By Reallysmartblonde
    Love this so best hurricane watch ap out there
  • Curious?

    5
    By Respectfully
    This app is an amazing wealth of information! My only concern is, why does the current update offer spaghetti models and wind probability discussions when these additions were provided during the last update?
  • Whelp....it used to work

    1
    By KarlPhD
    For the past month at least this app only opens on the splash screen then closes. Even on updates.
  • Love this app

    5
    By iknowmytunes!
    Everything about this app is amazing. I love it, I would recommend it to anyone.
  • Awesome App

    5
    By william515
    This is by far the best hurricane tracking app from iPhone that I have found and I have tried all the others. The app does get better when the developer updates the app. Keep up the great work guys
  • I’ll take the crashes....

    1
    By fugiez
    But NOT for a app that I paid for. Totally unacceptable at the end of the day the 50 FREE versions/other apps poll data from the same NHC info so go figure
  • Very handy app!Up to date information!

    5
    By RJ Z51
    A lot of information just need to learn your way around!!
  • Not what I expected.

    3
    By Xime163
    Not what I expected. Not interactive. No notifications. Maps cannot be screen size. Not updated fast enough.
  • Clunky

    2
    By nhoward442
    The app is clunky and lacks information. It is hard to navigate and find information that can be found easily by going to the NHC web site. Needs lots of work.
  • It works.

    3
    By CPRMIN
    The app works fine and is easy to understand as a source for the basic information. As a paid app there are no annoying ads to deal with. The screens, however, are small even on my larger phone. I was really expecting more from a paid app.

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