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Useful Tools

Conversion Tools
These include Pressure, Wind Speed, Latitude / Longitude, and more.

Beaufort Wind Scale
Great tool for estimating winds speed.

Saffir-Simpson Scale
Provides an indication of a hurricanes strength based primarily on wind speed.
Other factors such as flooding can be extremely dangerous.

Hurricane Weather Related Links

The National Hurricane Center

The Canadian Hurricane Centre

Earth Wind Map
This site displays an animated view of wind currents anywhere on earth. To change the location on the screen, press and hold you left mouse button, drag the screen to the desired location, then release the mouse button.

This unique site for maping tropical cyclones from satellite imagery is provided by the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies / Space Science and Engineering Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Experimental forecast Tropical Cyclone Genesis Potential Fields
Computer Models like those used by the National Hurricane Center.

NRL Monterey Marine Meteorology Division Satellite Meteorology

Hurricane FAQ's

Bermuda Weather

Mexico National Weather Service (In Spanish)

Venezuelan Meteorological Service (In Spanish)

South African Weather Service


Amateur Radio Links

WX4NHC - Amateur Radio at the National Hurricane Center

VoIP Hurricane Net

The Intercon Net
This Net operates daily on 14.300.00 MHz USB from 7:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. ET.

The Maritime Mobile Service Net
This Net operates daily on 14.300.00 MHz USB from 12:00 p.m. until at 10:00 p.m. ET.

The Pacific Seafarers Net
This Net operates daily on 14.300.00 MHz USB beginng at 0300 UTC.

Caribbean Emergency and Weather Net
This Net operates daily on 3.815 MHz LSB at 1030 & 2230 UTC.

The American Radio Relay League

The International Boat Watch Network (IBWN) was originally founded in 2001 as a public service and tool for the maritime community to share information regarding overdue and missing vessels throughout the world. In mid-2019, the organization was rebranded as Boat Watch.

Over the years, Boat Watch has become recognized as the authority and repository for information on Overdue, Missing, and Stolen Vessels throughout the world. Boat Watch works closely with the USCG Rescue Coordination Centers around the country and the world.

SATERN (Salvation Army Team Emergency Radio Network) provides emergency communications support to the Salvation Army wherever needed on site, at the local level, via VHF/UHF Nets. During wide-spread emergencies, such as hurricanes, earthquakes, forest fires, etc., SATERN activates for the purpose of handling emergency traffic as well as health and welfare information. The SATERN Net is generally operates on 14.265.00 MHz USB beginning at 15:00 UTC. Please check their web site to determine the alert status of the SATERN Net.

The Waterway Net
The Waterway Net is sponsored by the Waterway Radio and Cruising Club which begins every morning for about an hour starting at 7:45 a.m. ET on a frequency of 7.268 MHz LSB. The main purpose of the Waterway Net is to encourage amateur radio communications to and from boats with an emphasis on safety and weather information.