I’m sure you’ve heard of Tropical Storm Ian, which is presently over the central Caribbean Sea after forming late Friday. It’s picking up steam and is expected to turn into a major hurricane that will hit Florida early next week. Travel is most likely going to be disrupted so make your travel plans accordingly by either getting out early or changing your flights as airlines have issued waivers. Here’s more on airline waivers and tips for dealing with weather delays and cancelations.
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Unfortunately, this is just one of what could be many major storms this year. Meteorologists have predicted an active Atlantic hurricane season, which runs annually from June 1st to November 30th.
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With this week’s storm and more to come, I thought it was a good time to talk about what is regarded as the number one hurricane tracking app.
MAX TRACKER HURRICANE APP
I first learned about this app four years ago while attending the SATW conference in Barbados and a big storm was brewing nearby. It was there that a colleague from Miami told me about the Max Tracker hurricane app. The app is free on both Android and iOS.
According to the app: “The Max Tracker Hurricane app is powered by WPLG Hurricane Specialist Bryan Norcross and WPLG’s Chief Certified Meteorologist Betty Davis. This team of meteorologists brings you the latest and most accurate information on developing tropical systems to help keep you and your family safe. And the best part is it’s FREE.”
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It’s super easy to use. You’ll see seven tiles when you open the app, with the largest at the top showing the most imminent storm threat. The others are “Tropics Watch,” “Local Radar,” “Watches & Warnings,” “Storm Tracker,” “Plan & Prepare,” and “Live Updates.” It provides all the information you need in one place to help keep you and your family informed and safe and to help travelers adjust their plans if necessary.
WHO TO FOLLOW ON TWITTER
Twitter is an invaluable resource and can help keep you informed about developing stories in real-time. If you’re tracking this or any other hurricane, be sure to follow these two accounts on Twitter:
–National Hurricane Center
Stay safe out there, everyone.
Thanks for the wx tip!