As a programmer and meteorology enthusiast, I'd love to be able to get latitude/longitude of tropical storms/hurricanes (specifically in the Atlantic). Does anyone know of websites that can provide information regarding tropical activity? I looked at the NWS's API (http://graphical.weather.gov/xml/), but it doesn't seem to give such data.

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NOAA's Hurricane Center has current gis as well as archived hurricane data


Wunderground has a quite extensive hurricane archive (since 1851), unfortunately they are a commercial organisation, so you'll probably have to pay for API integration with their historic data. A webpage of the data is here:

You can also delve somewhat deeper into the global weather datasets, an international effort to find all the data somewhat more easily:

  • Unfortunately, wunderground is out of the question due to the commercial-ness. However, I think I should investigate the noaa ibtracs solution. Thanks! Jun 2, 2016 at 19:02

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