The next tropical storm from the Atlantic this season to threaten land, Tropical Storm Chris, is approaching the Leeward Islands of the Caribbean and the Bahamas. Fortunately, it isn’t currently forecasted for hurricane strength. You can track Chris and other tropical storms around the world using Google Earth and the excellent Hurricane Tracker posted by ‘glooton’ at the Google Earth Community. Or, better yet, check out the Google Earth Blog storm tracking tools network link which bundles the tracker and other weather tools. These tools let you overlay satellite photos and other data in Google Earth to see the positions of storms, radar weather and other weather conditions.
[NOTE: 5 PM update shows this storm forecasted to reach hurricane strength by Friday afternoon near the Turks & Caicos and Bahamas.]
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.