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I've been a weather hobbyist all of my life. As a child, I used to stand outside in the rain during thunderstorms just to watch the lightning. Back in the '70s getting weather information was a chore. I remember listening to NWS broadcasts during hurricane season and plotting these on a piece of paper. After moving to New England I finally bought my first real weather station made by Davis Instruments. I began to record daily weather data in a journal. I had a few people, where I work, who knew I was a weather nut, ask me to send them an e-mail on the weekend forecast. So two grew to five then 15, then 40, and now my Thursday weekend mail list reaches over 200+ people. I took some web programming classes in the late '90s and a few years after that was born. I wanted to share my hobby with anyone who was interested, and I am quite overwhelmed with how many people seem to be interested. I've gotten so many "thank yous" for a variety of reasons..."saved my party", "saved my wedding", "saved my life." It's been fun and rewarding all at the same time.
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Hurricanes 2008

2008 Season Tracking Page

Hurricane "Season" runs from June 1 through November 30.

Last updated: Sunday, April 5, 2009 1:04 PM

Click on the storm name to view the tracking maps and the latest
NHC (National Hurricane Center) warnings.

These tracks are updated early AM or Noon, then again by 7PM each day
Constant updates for any storm threatening New England
See the Hurricane Survival Guide

2008 Storm Season breaking records

See the 2008 Storm Summary from the NHC

Storm Name & Link
Current Strength
(*Wind Speed)
Last Updated
Where is it now?
Highest Wind Speed
30 MPH
7PM, June 2
40 MPH
70 MPH
July 20, 5PM
Extra Tropical
120 MPH
45 MPH
July 23 6AM
Extra tropical
65 MPH
35 MPH
July 24 5PM
Dies over Texas
100 MPH
35 MPH
Aug. 5 5PM
Dies over Texas
50 MPH
35 MPH
Aug. 23 10 PM
Becomes depression
65 MPH
35 MPH
Sep. 2 4AM
Dies Inland over LA
145 MPH
50 MPH
Sep. 7 5AM
Extra Tropical
80 MPH
35 MPH
Sep. 14 4AM
Inland Arkansas-Depression
145 MPH
30 MPH
Sep. 5 8PM
60 MPH
70 MPH
Sep 28 11PM
Canada-Extra tropical
80 MPH
45 MPH
Oct. 1 11AM
Far Atlantic
70 MPH
35 MPH
Oct. 7 5PM
Mexican Coast
65 MPH
35 MPH
Oct. 14 5AM
Far eastern Atlantic
40 MPH
40 MPH
Oct 18 11 AM
Heading out to sea
120 MPH
30 MPH
Nov. 10
Dies in the Caribbean
145 MPH


Wind Speed Matrix (in MPH)
Wind Speed
Storm Category
Results in:
39 - 73
Tropical Storm
Minor damage and some flooding
74 - 95
Category 1
No real damage to buildings. Damage to unanchored mobile homes. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Also, some coastal flooding and minor pier damage.
- Examples: Irene 1999 and Allison 1995
96 - 110
Category 2
Some damage to building roofs, doors and windows. Considerable damage to mobile homes. Flooding damages piers and small craft in unprotected moorings may break their moorings. Some trees blown down.
Examples: Bonnie 1998, Georges(FL & LA) 1998 and Gloria 1985
111 - 130
Category 3
Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings. Large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly built signs destroyed. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by floating debris. Terrain may be flooded well inland.
- Examples: Keith 2000, Fran 1996, Opal 1995, Alicia 1983 and Betsy 1965
131 - 155
Category 4
More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failure on small residences. Major erosion of beach areas. Terrain may be flooded well inland.
- Examples: Hugo 1989 and Donna 1960
156 and up
Category 5
Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. Flooding causes major damage to lower floors of all structures near the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas may be required.
- Examples: Andrew(FL) 1992, Camille 1969 and Labor Day 1935


2008 storm season already breaking records
Posted: 15 Sep 2008 03:45 PM CDT
Seems every hurricane season records of some sort are broken. Such is already the case this year, as pointed out by Jeff Masters in his blog at The Weather Underground.

With Ike’s strike on Texas on Saturday, the U.S. coastline has been hit by six consecutive named storms, a new record, Masters notes. The other storms include:

-- Hurricane Dolly, which struck South Texas on July 23;

-- Tropical Storm Edouard, which struck the upper Texas coast on Aug. 5;

-- Tropical Storm Fay, which hit Florida four times (a record unto itself), starting with Key West on Aug. 18; it then zig-zagged to Naples, Flagler Beach and the Panhandle;

-- Hurricane Gustav, which struck Louisiana not far from New Orleans on Sept. 1;

-- Hurricane Hanna, which struck Myrtle Beach, S.C., on Sept. 6.

It was almost seven consecutive hits, as Tropical Storm Cristobal brushed the Outer Banks of North Carolina on July 21.

The previous record was set in 2004, when five named storms made consecutive hits on the U.S. coast, including: Hurricane Frances (Florida), Hurricane Gaston (South Carolina), Tropical Storm Hermine (Massachusetts), Hurricane Ivan (Alabama-Florida) and Hurricane Jeanne (Florida).

Another record already set this year, albeit a minor one: In forming on July 3 near the Cape Verde Islands, Bertha became the earliest tropical storm to form so far to the east.

And we still have two and half months left to go.

-Contributed by Adrienne D'Agostino of Peterborough, NH

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