General Hurricane Information of Interest to Boaters

Southwinds Hurricane Pages


Hurricane Diana 1984
Hurricane Diana on 9/11/84. NOAA photo.

Links to General Hurricane Information

This page has links to general information about hurricanes: Names, Saffir-Simpson scale, how tropical cyclones develop, past storms, typhoons, hurricanes around the world, disaster planning, government agencies etc., etc.

  • NOAA National Hurricane Center main page:
    The main U.S. Government center-a vast resource through this main page on hurricane structure, movement, prediction, preparation, etc. Many links below are found through this site.

  • National Hurricane Center Preparedness:
    Lots of links and information about hurricanes on this large site, some of which are listed below. This site discusses how hurricanes form, move, the categories, storm surge and a lot more for basic understanding. Go through this site to get a good general, but knowledgeable and complete understanding of hurricanes. Optional in Spanish also.

A home being battered by hurricane winds and storm surge

1 oz vodka
1/4 oz grenadine syrup
1 oz gin
1 oz light rum
1/2 oz Bacardi 151 rum
1 oz amaretto almond liqueur
1 oz triple sec
grapefruit juice
pineapple juice

Pour all but the juices, in order listed, into a hurricane glass three-quarters filled with ice. Fill with equal parts of grapefruit and pineapple juice, and serve. Serve in: Hurricane Glass


  • Hurricane Photos:
    A site of public domain, copyright-free photos of hurricanes (and just about anything else, too).

View of a hurricane from space showing the counterclockwise rotation



Aerial view of buildings destroyed by Hurricane Andrew