Page heavily updated October 3, 2016
Many current maps and satellite images follow on this continuously updated page. Here are some highlights:
Although this page gives you a number of
still radar images and radar loops (below), it no longer -- by design --
publishes forecasts. We'll give you two sources of forecasts in a second, but first this warning: if a storm is approaching your
area, never rely on any website as your sole source of information. Always heed advisories from local authorities.
This website is for informational purposes only.
2017 Hurricane Names:
Arlene Bret Cindy Don Emily Franklin Gert Harvey Irma Jose Katia Lee Maria Nate Ophelia Philippe Rina Sean Tammy Vince Whitney
Current St. Maarten and US-Related Satellite Images
Current Weather Images: All maps are
satellite images, updated as frequently as every half hour, courtesy of
NOAA unless otherwise noted.
If you see no images, the NOAA server is down.
IMPORTANT! If you come back in a couple of hours to recheck these
images to see where storms are moving (and how fast), when
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GMT). If the time hasn't changed since you last viewed the image, click your browser's REFRESH button. Then you'll get the new image.
( In the name of efficiency, browsers store files -- even ones which update around the clock.) Again, if an image fails to appear here, the
weather site is down.
Live St. Maarten Regional Radar
(SXM is at the far right on this screen halfway down the image)
Live Weather Radar of the Lesser Antilles / Windward & Leeward Islands (May or May Not Appear)
Hurricane Forecast Model
(Current Forecast Model Should Appear)
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Hurricane "Spaghetti" Models (All Models Shown)
May or may not be current; may or may not appear. See above warning.
Latest Forecast Advisory; May or May Not Appear
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Never rely on any website when making life or death decisions!
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Marine Graphic - Prospectively Developing or Developed Subtropical Storms, Tropical Storms, and Hurricanes
Weather Underground Tracker
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Currently Active Atlantic / Caribbean Tropical Cyclones
Storms Crossing Africa East to West . . .
During the Cape Verde Season (mid August to mid October), Significant Atlantic Tropical Waves Are Born Here
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Tropical Waves Exiting the African Coast
During the "Cape Verde" season from August through mid October, this
is where storms threatening SXM usually come from. Waves move east to
west just north of the "Intertropical Convergence Zone" (ITCZ). Focus on storms between 10 and 20 degrees north.... Starting in late July, "shearing"
winds over the tropical Atlantic begin to diminish, heralding the beginning of the Cape Verde season. Its peak is September. Satellite photos update constantly.
Atlantic Basin Water Vapor Imagery
Why is this significant? Storms encountering dry air tend to lose strength; those traveling in moist air can maintain or gain strength, depending on other conditions.
Current Southeast U. S. A., Caribbean, and Gulf of Mexico Satellite Image
A US Continental Weather Satellite Image, of interest
if the US Gulf or East Coast is threatened by any storms -- year round:
Atlantic / Caribbean / Gulf of Mexico
Tropical Storm & Hurricane Forecast Models/Map(s):
Atlantic / Caribbean / Gulf Coast Tropical Storm & Hurricane
Forecast Models: Images May or May Not Appear; Multiple Images Cover
Storms (updated for each storm; courtesy South Florida Water Management District. Empty areas may be set up to receive data from future storms.)
Current Caribbean Tropical Weather Activities (Radar Loop)
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Tracks & Intensities of 2015 back to 2008 Atlantic Hurricanes & Tropical
(Some images courtesy Unisys; some images may not appear)
Above image is courtesy Unisys
Above images provided courtesy Dr. Jeff Masters, Chief Meteorologist, Weather Underground
The Entire North Atlantic
Graphic content courtesy NOAA unless otherwise indicated. Images updated 24/7/365.
Page updated January 29, 2017