While we’re on the subject of Hurricane Irene, let’s talk about how you can track the big storm using the web, mobile apps, Twitter & more.
On the web, The Weather Channel’s Hurricane Tracker helps you map out and keep tabs on the hurricane’s path, trajectory, wind speed, etc. You can also download the Weather Channel mobile app for Android or iPhone to keep track of the storm while you’re on the move.
Also, be sure to check out the Hurricane Irene Tracking Map from The New York Times. This map, which is powered by Google, shows the path of the storm and its category as Irene makes its way toward the East Coast.
If you’re looking for a quality, paid mobile app, Hurricane and Hurricane HD for iPhone and iPad are too of the best apps around, offering detailed storm forecasts and just about every view of the hurricane possible. Hurricane is currently half-off at $2.99 in the App Store while the HD version for iPad is $3.99 at the App Store.
If you’re looking for a free mobile app, there’s Hurricane Software for Android and iHurricane HD for iOS from HurricaneSoftware.com, offering satellite imagery, storm tracking, and weather forecasts & warnings galore.
Don’t feel like downloading a mobile app? No problem. Just follow Hurricane Irene on Twitter, by following @WeatherChannel, @StormPulse, or @BreakingWeather (AccuWeather) to get breaking tweets. Alternatively, you can just follow the #irene or #hurricane hashtags.
The National Weather Service’s National Hurricane Center is also an excellent resource, as you might expect.
In closing, please make sure you’ve got all the items you’ll need in case of emergency, and be careful out there!
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