Track Hurricane Ernesto in Google Earth

[UPDATE 31-August-2006 2:30 PM ET: Ernesto is regaining strength over the gulf stream as it approaches the coast of the Carolinas. It is near-hurricane strength as of 2 PM Eastern Time at 70 mph sustained winds.]
Hurricane Ernesto in Google EarthIt is now called Hurricane Ernesto as it passes Haiti and heads toward Cuba. The current forecasted track shows Ernesto striking west-central Florida in four days. But, a lot can change in 4 days with a hurricane’s path. You can track the position of Hurricane Ernesto in Google Earth by using this excellent storm tracker . It shows current storms worldwide, the track of each storm, it’s forecasted path, satellite photos, radar, and even shows web cams at towns near the path of the storm. This tool was developed by ‘glooton’ and posted at the Google Earth Community. There is another hurricane tracker (for Atlantic storms) which shows model forecast tracks, satellite photos, and other data. This was done by Paul Seabury and posted at the GEC as well. Also, check out this and other weather tools put together by Google Earth Blog.
By the way, there’s a category 5 storm called Ioke in the middle of the Pacific right now with winds reaching more than 160 mph (140 knots). Use the first storm tracker above to see its track.

About Frank Taylor

Frank Taylor started the Google Earth Blog in July, 2005 shortly after Google Earth was first released. He has worked with 3D computer graphics and VR for many years and was very impressed with this exciting product. Frank completed a 5.5 year circumnavigation of the earth by sailboat in June 2015 which you can read about at Tahina Expedition, and is a licensed pilot, backpacker, diver, and photographer.


  1. Google Earth is becoming more and more sophisticated. When it was first released I wasn’t too fond of it.

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