Historical Hurricane Tracks

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This interactive mapping application easily searches and displays global tropical cyclone data. Users are able to query storms by the storm name, ZIP Code, city, state, geographic region, or latitude/longitude coordinates. Custom queries can track storms of interest and allow for data extraction and download.


  • Searches and displays tropical cyclone track data by ZIP Code, latitude and longitude coordinates, city, state, or geographic region and then displays the selected tracks on a map
  • Displays coastal population data and hurricane strike data for coastal counties from Maine to Texas
  • Provides access to storm reports written by hurricane specialists at the National Hurricane Center. Reports are available for the Atlantic and East-Central Pacific Basins
  • Builds custom Uniform Resource Locator (URL) strings that users can follow from personal websites to the on-line mapping application with specific storm tracks

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Hurricane Hazel: 60th Anniversary
Information from the Historical Hurricane Tracks mapping application was used to develop a story map that details the path and impacts of Hurricane Hazel, the deadliest and costliest storm of the 1954 hurricane season.