There are a lot of great tools online to help track storms such as Hurricane Isaac. Google Maps Mania listed a few, and James Fee posted a sizable list.
Adding to the toolset, Google has now launched their Crisis Response Map for Isaac, which includes public alerts, weather radar, path predictions and much more.
If you’re in Google Earth, there are some great tools available to you in there as well. By opening the [Weather] layer, you can turn on near-real-time [Clouds] and [Radar] layers, which show the storm gaining strength:
If you turn on the main [Places] layer in Google Earth, a small hurricane icon will appear in the center of the storm. By clicking the icon you can view news, advisories, as well as three and five day path predictions.
We’ll be sure to update this post as we learn of any other tools for tracking this storm.
About Mickey Mellen
Mickey has been using Google Earth since it was released in 2005, and has created a variety of geo-related sites including Google Earth Hacks. He runs a web design firm in Marietta, GA, where he lives with his wife and two kids.