Cat 4 Storm Felicia Headed for Hawaii – See in Google Earth

Google Earth is a great tool for checking on weather – tropical storms in particular. Right now a category 4 storm is in the Pacific Ocean making a bee-line for Hawaii. The good news is that current forecasts have it losing strength before it reaches the islands. But, you can view the storm’s track, forecasted path, satellite photos, and much more using the Storm Tracking Tools for Google Earth collected by Google Earth Blog. These tools are collection of great weather resources from a variety of organizations and individuals using data from NOAA, the US Navy, and many other weather providers.
In the screenshot below, you’re seeing storm forecast and tracking data from and NOAA satellite imagery from just a few minutes ago showing category 4 storm Felicia:

Hurricane Felicia on August 7, 2009 in Google Earth

Read the GEB storm tracking post for more details on how to use Google Earth to perform storm tracking.

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.

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