With the 2021 hurricane season in full swing, AccuWeather, the source of weather forecasts and warnings in the world, today announced their new AccuWeather Hurricane Tracker. Available within the AccuWeather App, it is now available in for both iOS and Android and on accuweather.com. The App is easily accessible from multiple entry points throughout the platform. It ensures users have access to critical information designed to immediately heighten awareness of hurricanes and tropical storms as they develop and make landfall.
When a named tropical storm or hurricane has begun its journey in the Atlantic basin, the AccuWeather app will surface a fifth button, identified by a hurricane symbol, at the bottom, right-hand side of the home screen, seamlessly navigating a user to a page with storm details. If there are multiple active storms, the user can click on each storm by name.
Additional, localized features will be integrated throughout the hurricane season such as a red dot illuminated next to the fifth button. This indicates that a users’ exact location could be impacted by an active hurricane or tropical storm.
The App’s AccuWeather Forecast Eye Path® shows a rich visualization of the progress of a storm. It brings the user along the interactive eye path up the coast, heading inland or going out to sea. Start and end times will also appear below the AccuWeather Forecast Eye Path map.
Users can scroll down to find vital descriptive forecasted impact details for the location such as peak winds, total rainfall, rainfall amount probability graphs, hourly wind and rainfall charts and impact maps. If the location in view will not be threatened by a hurricane, a list of impacted cities will be made available to raise awareness of what locations are at risk.
With Tropical Storm Elsa, AccuWeather forecasters expect another active year, urging residents in hurricane-prone areas to take precautions now. AccuWeather is forecasting that the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season will result in 16-20 named storms, including seven to 10 hurricanes. Of those expected to reach hurricane strength, three to five are predicted to become major hurricanes (Category 3 or higher with maximum sustained winds of 111 mph or greater).
The digital Hurricane Tracker is AccuWeather’s latest innovation specifically designed to keep people and their families safer during hurricanes and tropical storms.
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