Naturally, one of the favorite pastimes here in the Cone of Probability is to monitor as many websites as possible for different forecasts and projections of Hurricane Ike. The more the models stray away from Corpus Christi the less anxious you feel. Currently three models veer to the north before landfall, so CC has a small chance of escaping the storm.
The image above is from my favorite hurricane web interface so far, called Stormpulse. It’s full screen, and very interactive, almost like a video game. If you’re looking for in-depth analysis, grab a cup a’ joe and dig in to Jeff Masters WunderBlog. It’s a great resource from a PhD storm chaser. Jeff predicted a chain of atmospheric disturbances following Gustav two weeks ago. For Ike, he overlays the trajectory on maps of heat potential, which is very cool.
These are two of the best sites. Stormpulse give you the data and Jeff Master’s gives you the analysis. Plus the comments to the Wunderblog are chock full of amateur weather experts who, amongst all the discussion, provide more data and insight.
If you want to see what realtime data coupled with expert advice looks like, these are the two places. Plus, they also link out to other useful sites.