VIDEO: HurricaneTrack.com, Great Website To Follow As Hurricane Season Heats Up
By Alan Zlotorzynski, Space Coast Daily // August 21, 2016
hurricanetrack.com founded in late 1990s
ABOVE VIDEO: The tropics are getting busy with 99L, Fiona and a new system coming off of Africa that bears watching over the coming days. Mark Sudduth, the founder and editor of HurricaneTrack.com, breaks it all down in this discussion.
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – I mean no disrespect to meteorologists around the globe and strictly based on the reason that there is no better term, I consider myself a weather geek or weather nerd.
The fact that I host sports talk shows and drown myself in covering sports is merely a facade for what my passion truly is – weather. I did not study the great science of meteorology in school, I played sports, so I’ll let your imagination run wild on what I did actually conquer in the classroom.
Every aspect of weather from cloud formations to funnel clouds fascinates me. In fact, I recently had a local National Weather Service meteorologist on my Saturday morning sports talk show as a guest and he remains my favorite guest so far this year.
With the hurricane season approaching it’s peak point, and since I do not have a degree in meteorology, I can not tell you (although I bet I could) with credibility what to expect or what could happen.
However, what I can tell you where to find the most accurate and easily understood tropical information in cyberspace.
In the coming days, I will provide you with a few places you can check out and keep up with the season as it reaches it’s peak.
HurricaneTack.com Goes Into the Field
Developed in the lat 1990s by Sudduth, HurricaneTrack.com actually goes in to the field during hurricanes and tropical storms for observation, reporting, news gathering and more.
The site is well represented on Facebook and Twitter and Sudduth always answers followers questions. However, what makes HurricaneTrack.com standout are the daily videos Mark posts getting everyone up to date on the tropics. These hurricane forecast videos are produced and uploaded daily to YouTube.
HurricaneTrack.com is a great source of information and resources before, during and after the storm:
- State of the art 5-meter wind tower system that reports live weather data and a web cam image- in real time.
- Experience and know-how to report conditions for live phone interviews for television, radio or news print.
- Ability to shoot video and/or photographs for special production requests and upload video quickly using FTP.
- Offer free ride along opportunities for the media.
The site has millions of visitors from all over the world who have come to rely on the information as a no non-sense, tell it like it is resource for all things hurricane related.
HurricaneTrack.com is supported by a combination of corporate sponsors and loyal Client Services members who subscribe to premium content on our sister site, premium.hurricanetrack.com.
Sudduth is married with six energetic and intelligent children He resides in southeast North Carolina. As a graduate of UNC-Wilmington in 1995 with a BA in Geography, he studies the effects of hurricanes on our society.
If there was knock on Sudduth, it would appear that he is a Duke Bluedevils fan – nobody’s perfect.
Tomorrow, I review one of my favorites run by perhaps one of the smartest men in Florida meteorology, Levi Cowan and TropicalTidbits.com.
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