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Jeff Berger's Original St. Maarten / St. Martin Information Center - The Largest, Most Complete Guide to "Everything St. Maarten / St. Martin"




 

 

Weather

(Updated Jun 6, 2013)
Hurricane Coming?

Page heavily updated June 6, 2013

Many current maps and satellite images follow on this continuously updated page. Here are some highlights:


Brief Introduction:

Although this page gives you a number of still radar images and radar loops (below), it no longer -- by design -- directly 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.

Information sources:


2013 Hurricane Names:

Andrea, Barry, Chantal, Dorian, Erin, Fernand, Gabrielle, Humberto, Ingrid, Jerry, Karen, Lorenzo, Melissa, Nestor, Olga, Pablo, Rebekah, Sebastien, Tanya, Van and Wendy.


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 the image loads check the upper left corner. It tells you the date and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) of the image (time + Zulu, indicating 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 (New)

 

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====ALL THE BELOW IMAGES CAN BE CLICKED TO SEE A LARGER VERSION IN A SEPARATE WINDOW====

National Hurricane Center Overview

of Current and Prospective Storms

 

 

Marine Graphic - Prospectively Developing or Developed Subtropical Storms, Tropical Storms, and Hurricanes

 


Weather Underground Tracker (new June, 2012)

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Current Storm Strike Probability Maps

(May or may not appear; click for larger version)

2013 Storms

 

 


 

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:


 


 

 

Historic & Future Tracks of

2012 Tropical Storms & Hurricanes

CLICK BELOW FOR LARGER IMAGE


 

 

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 Multiple 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) (New)

http://www.ssd.noaa.gov/goes/east/tatl/flash-vis.html

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Tracks & Intensities of 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, and 2008 Atlantic Hurricanes & Tropical Storms

Above image is courtesy Unisys

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Above images provided courtesy Dr. Jeff Masters, Chief Meteorologist, Weather Underground


The Entire North Atlantic


 

 US Watches, Warnings, & Advisories (below; active year-round)


 


 

Graphic content courtesy NOAA unless otherwise indicated.  Images updated 24/7/365. 


Page updated June 6, 2013

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