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Track Hurricane Joaquin with Maps, Social Media

October 1, 2015By

Esri is providing a continuously updated hurricane map that shows the projected paths, storm surge, weather warnings and precipitation of Hurricane Joaquin. In addition, the real-time effects of the storm can be seen via social media posts. The website, Hurricanes & Cyclones, is part of the Esri Disaster Response Program. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering updates through its National... read more

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Track Tropical Storm Erika with Interactive Esri Map

August 28, 2015By

As Florida declares a state of emergency in preparation for Tropical Storm Erika, you can track the storm’s progress with Esri’s Hurricane Public Information Map. This interactive map features live data from the National  Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing Erika’s projected path, as well as storm watches, warnings, and storm surge information. You can also explore geotagged social media from... read more

Track Wildfires Across Western U.S. with Interactive Maps

August 5, 2015By

Esri has published an interactive Wildfire Public Information Map and a 2015 California Wildfire Activity Map. Wildfire Public Information Map The Wildfire Public Information Map provides continuously updated information about wildfires and their perimeters from the U.S. Geological Survey and other agencies. It provides live weather warnings and wind information from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, as well as live weather radar... read more

Highest Peak in North America to be Surveyed

June 16, 2015By
At 20, 320 feet, Mount McKinley is North America’s highest peak. (Photo courtesy of Todd Paris, UAF).

A new GPS survey of Mount McKinley, the highest point in North America, will update the commonly accepted elevation of McKinley’s peak, 20,320 ft. The last survey was completed in 1953. The USGS, along with NOAA’s National Geodetic Survey (NGS) and the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), are supporting a GPS survey of the Mount McKinley apex. Surveying technology and processes... read more

Esri Maps Track Massive Snow Storms Poised to Hit Northeastern U.S.

January 26, 2015By

Esri’s interactive Severe Weather Public Information Map and U.S. Snowfall Forecast Map enable users to see winter storms, including the massive storm that’s about to hit the Northeastern United States. Here are the two maps. Severe Weather Public Information Map With the Severe Weather Public Information Map, users can view continuously updated weather reports and warnings from the National Oceanic... read more

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Mercury Rising: When to Expect the Warmest Day of the Year

June 25, 2014By

Following the first official day of summer, many areas in the United States are approaching their highest temperatures for the year. To give people a better idea of the warmest time of year for their area, the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) has created a new “Warmest Day of the Year” map for the contiguous United States. The map is... read more

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Alabama Tornadoes: This Editor’s Personal Experience

May 9, 2011By
Photos: Art Kalinski

Four years ago my wife and I moved to Lake Guntersville as our ultimate retirement location because it seemed to have ideal factors we were looking for — mountains, lakes, great fishing, mild weather, low taxes, low cost of living and genuinely nice people. This inland location had navigable water to the Gulf of Mexico and even to the Great... read more

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