2009 Atlantic Tropical Storm & Hurricane Season

This is our 2009 page, view the 2010 season page here.

As an extra service to our regular visitors we’re going to be posting updates of Atlantic tropical storms and hurricanes here. The Atlantic tropical storm season begins on June 1st and runs through to November 30th and we’ll be updating this page right the way through.

Also below are links to the most popular hurricane forecasters and other sources of useful hurricane information on the web.

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Storm Names

AnaBillClaudetteDannyErikaFredGrace
HenriIdaJoaquinKateLarryMindyNicholas
OdettePeterRoseSamTeresaVictorWanda

As storms occur each name will become an active link to more information.

Current Atlantic Conditions

Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook
From the U.S. National Hurricane Center

Atlantic Tropical Weather Discussion
From the U.S. National Hurricane Center


As storms and hurricanes occur you will see their tracks appear on this map. Click the map for a larger version.

Hurricane Season Forecasts

Colorado State University Tropical Meteorology Projects Forecasts
From CSU and Dr William Gray

National Hurricane Center forecast
From the U.S. National Weather Service

Tropical Storm Risk forecasts
From the Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre

Satellite Imagery

The below satellite images come from the Intellicast.com website. Click (or double click) them to view larger versions.


Atlantic Satellite

Caribbean Satellite

Current Tropical Surface Features

24hr Forecast Tropical Surface Features

24hr Tropical Winds

Tools, Statsitics & Probabilities

United States Landfalling Hurricane Probability Project
Interactive Landfall Probability Display; The user selects a county, and landfall probabilities based on William Gray’s 2009 tropical cyclone forecast are presented. The numbers in parentheses are the climatological averages based on landfalling tropical cyclones in HURDAT.

Hurricane Landfall Statistics by City & Island
Click any city or Island for statistical information on effects from Hurricanes & Tropical Storms within 60 miles

Hurricane Rank by City & Island
Ranked 1 through 50 with the amount of years with no Storm or Hurricane coming within 60 miles n-s-e or west of that city(in perenthesis). This ranking is based on tracking charts dating back to 1871 from every Hurricane Season.

Catastrophe Updates & Historical Information

RMS CAT Updates
Timely updates on catastrophes both natural and man-made, from Risk Management Solutions

Instrat Cat Central Updates
Timely updates on catastrophes both natural and man-made, from Guy Carpenter