New release preview
Just wanted to provide a quick preview of some features that are headed to the site. They are:
- An improved active storm view. When a storm is active, you’ll see its latest details at the top-left-hand corner of the page, showing you 7 basic facts: latitude, longitude, wind speed, pressure, movement, category, and time of last update.
- Times in Eastern Daylight Time. When a storm is active and has a forecast ‘cone’, you’ll see human-readable dates and times listed next to points along the projected path. We’ve also enhanced the little navigation box in the map window to have times in the same format.
- More photos. We’ve added hundreds of links to our database to photos related to storms over the last 5 years. Almost all storms that have made landfall in the last 5 years will have photos available.
- Wind probabilities. When a storm is active, you’ll be able to click cities in the storm’s projected path and view a 5-day breakdown of the probabilities of hurricane-, tropical-storm-, and tropical-depression-force winds. This data is sourced from the National Hurricane Center ‘Wind Probabilities’ product.
Aside from these enhancements, we’ve got a few more things planned before the season begins. Let us know what you think!