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|Hurricane Jose - New Forecast Map
Below is a Google + GIS map that always shows the latest NOAA forecast for any current hurricanes. Up until today Hurricane Jose had been expected to curve to the north and remain a “fish storm”. Now the current NOAA forecast is that Jose will do a 360 degree loop and line up pointing at the east coast. But it is still along way out and this could change.
When the map opens it shows a black and white satellite image that updates every 30 minutes. If that basemap is black it simply means that you are looking at this map when it is nighttime in this area.
The map can display 20+ overlays of data that are hosted on various federal and/or state GIS (Geographical Information System) servers. Each time you open the map or turn on a GIS data overlay, the most recent data that is hosted on the GIS server appears on your screen.
There is a “Map Tips” link in the upper left corner. That link has the map legend and more info to help you get the most benefit from the map.
You can click something that is part of the “top layer” and see a display with *all* the attribute data the GIS server has for the thing that you clicked. Sometimes that attribute data includes a link that leads to an official government web page with charts, graphs, etc. Want me to explain that with a bit more detail? Please click the “Map Tips”.
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