Round and Round We Go

by Shawn Powers
Hurricate Isabel

Hurricane season is well underway, and if you're an information junkie like me, you like to watch storms progress even if you're thousands of miles away from the tropics. I was looking for a good hurricane tracking software package for either my phone or Linux desktop, and I realized everything I'm looking for is available on a simple webpage.

If you want an interactive map of current tropical activities that is fully Linux compatible, swing on over to The Weather Channel's Hurricane Tracker.

Click through to use the live animated version

Their interactive map is full of useful information about any storm currently swirling around. Yes, the map itself is powered by Bing™, but it's completely compatible with Linux. So whether you're an information junkie in the Midwest like me, or wary resident of the Lesser Antilles;'s hurricane tracker is a pretty interesting tool.