Tropical Weather Links

We’ve identified some of the most helpful tropical weather links which are useful during the hurricane season. Generally, people tend to rely on various media sources for tropical weather news and information. In recent times, weather information has increased in accuracy and frequency, which benefits the users of the information. The American Press Institute suggests, through its research, that people are more comfortable with news organizations that provide factual information, up to date news and utilise various mediums to provide information that they are looking for.

Tropical Weather Links

When looking for the latest tropical weather links, you may come across some sources that are not reliable. Tracking tropical weather is no joke, so you must ensure that you have the most reliable tropical weather links which provide information that you can depend on. We’ve sourced domestic weather sources as well as international weather sources which you can use for your weather information needs.

Domestic News Sources

These domestic news sources are tropical weather links that provide information specific to your geographic location in the United States of America. The larger cable network stations, have smaller local affiliates who report specifically on the regions that they cover.

National Weather Service Logo - Tropical Weather LinksWho: The National Weather Service provides weather, forecasts and warnings.
What: It serves the entire United States and its interests in the Caribbean through preparation and responses to weather-dependent events.
Where: Online
More: The National Weather Service is affiliated with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
NBC Logo - Tropical Weather LinksWho: NBC News is a part of a collection of news brands.
What: It focuses on compelling stories and offers enhanced weather coverage in the event of tropical storm activity.
Where: Online, Television.
More: Breaking weather news updates.
ABC News Logo - Tropical Weather LinksWho: ABC News is a news division of the American Broadcasting Company.
What: It offers weather news, videos and analysis for all of the United States and the Caribbean.
Where: Online, Television
More: Download the ABC News app and subscribe to weather notifications

International News Sources

In addition to providing weather information for the United States, these international news sources are of great benefit for those living in other countries. For residents outside of the United States of America, specifically those in the Caribbean, Central America and South America and other areas which may be affected by tropical weather systems, the following sources provide helpful weather information that’s free and easily accessible.

Wunderground - Tropical Weather LinksWho: Weather Underground is a pioneer in online weather forecasting.
What: It provides relevant weather data for all regions around the world.
Where: Online
More: Weather Underground depends on the collaboration of meteorologists around the world.
The Weather Channel Logo - Tropical Weather LinksWho: The Weather Channel provides a national and international weather forecasts.
What: It provides relevant weather data, weather radar, reports and hurricane coverage.
Where: Online, Television, Mobile App
More: Weather Underground depends on the collaboration of meteorologists around the world.
AccuWeather Logo - Tropical Weather LinksWho: AccuWeather Inc. is an American company that provides international commercial weather forecasting services.
What: Its weather radar provides up to the minute weather reports and current weather conditions.
Where: Online, Television, Mobile App
More: AccuWeather has a global reach of over 2 billion people.

References:

American Press Institute: Audiences Value Trust Components Differently Depending on the News Source and Topic
Auburn University: Sources of Weather Information
National Weather Service: Sources of Weather and Climate Data

Atlantic Tropical Storm Names

Each year, the Atlantic Tropical Storm Names are announced and these names are assigned to storms as they form during the June – November hurricane season. Storms that form before the official June 1 start of the Atlantic Tropical Storm season also use these names. When the full list of twenty-one names is used in any one season, additional storms are given names from the Greek Alphabet.

Atlantic Tropical Storm Names

Tropical storm names are repeated every six years. However, if a season has a particularly devastating storm, that name is retired from the list.

2019 Tropical Storm Names

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

2018 Tropical Storm Names

Alberto Beryl Chris Debby Ernesto Florence Gordon Helen Isaac Joyce Kirk Leslie Michael Nadine Oscar Patty Rafael Sara Tony Valerie William

2017 Tropical Storm Names

Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irma, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, Whitney

2016 Tropical Storm Names

Alex, Bonnie, Colin, Danielle, Earl, Fiona, Gaston, Hermine, Ian, Julia, Karl, Lisa, Matthew, Nicole, Otto, Paula, Richard, Shary, Tobias, Virginie, Walter

2015 Tropical Storm Names

Ana, Bill, Claudette, Danny, Erika, Fred, Grace, Henri, Ida, Joaquin, Kate, Larry, Mindy, Nicholas, Odette, Peter, Rose, Sam, Teresa, Victor, Wanda

2014 Tropical Storm Names

Arthur, Bertha, Cristobal, Dolly, Edouard, Fay, Gonzalo, Hanna, Isaias, Josephine, Kyle, Laura, Marco, Nana, Omar, Paulette, Rene, Sally, Teddy, Vicky, Wilfred

2015 Tropical Storm Names

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

2012 Tropical Storm Names

Alberto, Beryl, Chris, Debby, Ernesto, Florence, Gordon, Helene, Isaac, Joyce, Kirk, Leslie, Michael, Nadine, Oscar, Patty, Rafael, Sandy, Tony, Valerie, William

2011 Tropical Storm Names

Arlene, Bret, Cindy, Don, Emily, Franklin, Gert, Harvey, Irene, Jose, Katia, Lee, Maria, Nate, Ophelia, Philippe, Rina, Sean, Tammy, Vince, Whitney

2010 Tropical Storm Names

Alex; Bonnie; Colin; Danielle; Earl; Fiona; Gaston; Hermine; Igor; Julia; Karl; Lisa; Matthew; Nicole; Otto; Paula; Richard; Shary; Tomas; Virginie; Walter

2009 Tropical Storm Names

Ana; Bill; Claudette; Danny; Erika; Fred; Grace; Henri; Ida; Joaquin; Kate; Larry; Mindy; Nicholas; Odette; Peter; Rose; Sam; Teresa; Victor; Wanda

2008 Tropical Storm Names

Arthur; Bertha; Cristobal; Dolly; Edouard; Fay; Gustav; Hanna; Ike; Josephine; Kyle; Laura; Marco; Nana; Omar; Paloma; Rene; Sally; Teddy; Vicky; Wilfred

Why Do We Name Tropical Storms?

In earlier times, tropical storms were unceremoniously named after places they hit, christian saints or events that occurred around the time of the storm. This was in an effort to identify the storm for reference purposes. Storms were essentially given names so that they can be easily identified. In the past, before storms were named, there was confusion when referring to storms occurring simultaneously in different areas. This practice now allows information to be shared more accurately, and it reduces any chances of error when referring to a particular storm.

References:

National Hurricane Centre: Tropical Cyclone Naming History and Retired Names
National Ocean Service: Why do we name tropical storms and hurricanes?
Weather Underground: Atlantic Storms Retired Into Hurricane History

Tropical Storm Toolbox

The Tropical Storm Toolbox contains resources that will help you to prepare for expected storms and tropical weather systems. Increase your knowledge of tropical storms with the latest with software, apps and blogs; tropical storm education and research from weather agencies; locations of tropical storm shelters and contact information for storm emergency services.

Software, Apps & Blogs: Track the latest storm information with your fingers. We link you to the best apps, blogs and websites that are dedicated to tropical weather and tropical storm systems.

Tropical Storm Agencies: Get in contact with agencies that are dedicated to providing accurate tropical storm education. You will also learn about past, present and future research on tropical weather. Connect with active industry bodies and councils; study the latest case studies about tropical weather and read up on new themes and discoveries in meteorological research.

Tropical Storm Shelters: Where will you go during the storm? The buildings that have been designated as tropical storm shelters must meet strict requirements. If you believe that your home is not strong enough to withstand the storm, look for storm shelters in your area. This list has been updated to include Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and the Caribbean.

Storm Emergency Services: Do you know who to call for assistance? Look for the storm emergency services available in your area. Don’t wait until the storm is approaching – start your search now.

Central Storm Station

The Central Storm Station is a resource that provides the most reputable weather links; accurate forecasts and outlooks; the latest storm tracking technology; careers and education sources; disaster relief funding and aid; and mental health support.

Tropical Weather Links: Latest tropical storm tracking information for the Americas and weather enthusiasts. Latest tropical weather links here! Storm Tropical storm news! Hurricane news! We link you to domestic news sources, international news sources and global news and analysis.

Tropical Weather Links 2.0

Forecasts and Outlooks: To be adequately prepared for the tropical storm season, we depend on accurate forecasts and outlooks. Click here for short-term weather forecasts; weather and disaster apps and medium-term, seasonal and loger-term outlooks.

Forecasts and Outlooks 2.0

Storm Tracking Technology: Each year, storm tracking technology becomes more accurate and reliable. Find out about the latest storm tracking technologies that are used by weather professionals around the world. Follow this post for information on sensors; hurricane hunters; unmanned hurricane hunters; inputs and diagnostics; big data and artificial intelligence.

Careers and Education: Are you a budding meteorologist with a love for weather? The following links will put you closer to your dream of monitoring tropical storms in your region. Find out about career exploration and development; avenues to further your education and alternative training options; job search and employment boards and current employment statistics and research.

Relief Funding & Aid: Do you want to know what assistance and help is available to you as a victim of a tropical storm? We link you to available and current national disaster assistance information including insurance, home rebuilding and funding and recovery programmes for your region.

Mental Health Support: People who have been affected by tropical storms, go through a psychological trauma that is hardly talked about. Mental health, wellbeing, depression and anxiety are important issues for the survivors of natural disasters. This hub links you to Tools & Resources including support services (comprehensive list of where support is available), 24/7 help, Networks & Forums (connect with others) and Articles & Reports.

Welcome to Storm Preppers!

Welcome to the Storm Preppers website!

If you live in a tropical weather zone, then there is no dispute surrounding the fact that you must be prepared for tropical storms.

Don’t be scared and overwhelmed by all of the information that’s floating around about tropical weather systems. The aim of the team here at Storm Preppers is to weed out all of the misinformation and provide the hard, cold truth so that you can be adequately prepared for whatever comes your way.

This beginners’ guide is the first place to start for key information about tropical depressions, tropical storms, hurricanes and other tropical weather systems.

Common Tropical Storm Myths

One of the biggest issues with tropical weather systems comes from myths and misinformation. These inaccurate bits of information do not add value and may cause more harm than good. The truth is that these myths should be ignored, so that you can plan smartly for the tropical weather that may impact your area.

Myth 1: A tropical storm has never hit my area, so I am safe. The truth is that no area within the tropical storm belt is safe. Hurricanes have hit places that have never been impacted by a hurricane or even a tropical storm.

Myth 2: Tropical weather systems only happen in the summer months. If you’re familiar with the hurricane season, then you know that the season officially ends on November 30, which is into fall and on the cusp of winter.

Myth 3: Tropical storms only hit the Caribbean. In the last few years, this myth has been proven to be a lie. Tropical storms and hurricanes that pass through the Caribbean, almost always end up impacting the United States.

Myth 4: Tropical storms are not intense. Tropical storms can produce winds of up to 73 miles per hour. This wind, coupled with rain can devastate any area that is prone to flooding and mud slides.

Myth 5: The most dangerous element of a storm is wind. Storms have many variables that can alter their intensity, and wind is only one of them. People should be concerned about the impact of excessive rain, lightning and storm surge.

Myth 6: Only coastal areas are impacted by tropical storms. Tropical storms and hurricanes are not picky. Yes, the first impact point will be a coastal area, but the system can travel inland bringing all of its baggage with it.

Myth 7: All is well when the storm is over. When the storm is over, more severe dangers may persist. Flooding, mud slides and downed electric wires and poles are only some of the dangers that remain in the aftermath of the storm.

Myth 8: Only places in the direct path of a tropical storm will be impacted. Tropical weather systems have associated wind and rain bands that stretch for miles from the eye of the storm, which can impact areas miles away from the point of direct impact.

Why You Should Follow Storm Preppers

Preparing for a tropical storm is a serious task and my goal is to prepare you as much as possible.

Storm Preppers is for people who want to:

  • Prepare for tropical storms
  • Protect their family, pets and themselves
  • Create an actionable disaster plan
  • Build a robust tropical storm supplies kit

My team and I cover a variety of tropical storm topics related to these goals. Some examples of things we talk about include:

Why are we Different?

In the last few years, many survivalist websites have been created to prepare people for almost every type of disaster. And, with so much information out there, we decided to create a resource that’s dedicated to one type of disaster – tropical storms. At Storm Preppers, we do the following:

  • Break it down – Not everyone understands the nitty gritty about tropical storms. Sometimes the jargon is so confusing, that the message about the impending tropical storm gets lost. We break down the confusing jargon and explain it in an easy to understand manner that you can follow.
  • Provide honest advice – We will tell you the truth about tropical storms. We do not want to scare you, but if you have a clear idea of the danger that you are facing, then you will be able to be better prepared.
  • Offer a step by step approach – No two tropical storms are exactly alike, but they usually follow the similar patterns. We present our advice in a series of actionable steps that you can follow with ease.
  • Understand that slip ups are normal – Not every storm is predictable and not every model will get the information right 100% of the time. We always respect the opinions of our meteorologists who keep us informed even when they are not 100% spot on with their information.
  • Give an unbiased view – Some meteorologists are only concerned about a tropical storm when it’s guaranteed to affect their area. We strive to provide unbiased tropical storm advice, that can be utilized by anyone, from anywhere in the world that faces the wrath of tropical storms.

How to Use This Site

You can find our top guides on the home page and in the main menu bar. These guides, namely the Central Storm Station and the Tropical Storm Toolbox, are free for you to use and share as many times as you wish. For the latest storm news you can follow our blog, which also reviews products that can assist in your tropical storm preparations.

We’re also on Instagram, so be sure to follow us so that you can be updated when we post new information. Remember to subscribe to our website because our email subscribers benefit from extra content that will assist in their tropical storm preparedness activities.

References:

Silive: 9 Hurricane Myths Debunked
Weather: Hurricane Season 2016: 10 Myths Debunked
People’s Trust: Debunking 5 Common Myths about Hurricanes