Ray's Quick View South Florida Weather Page

My collection of some of the best hurricane and weather sites around.  These have stood the test of time.  Beware of weather sites to hurricane information from Florida State University weather dept.  In years past, as the storm approached, the access to the public was abruptly cut off about 36 hours before the storm hit!  Imagine my surprise!  These sites have usually been available throughout the storm period.  Again, your experience may vary.

The Sites:

Tide information is here!


(no, not weather, but related... Traffic Cams South Florida)

National Data Buoy Center (south florida)  also NDBC WorldWide  and of specific interest LONF1 from Long Key, Florida.

The National Hurricane Center

National Hurricane Center Forecast Tracks

Hurricane models at the South Florida Water Management District's tropical storm tracking and prediction unit. 


Click on the link to 'Storm08' etc. at the top of the page... (rc)

Hurricane Forecast Model Output Univ of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Another Source for Hurricane and tropical storm prediction charts.  (SFWMD has been somewhat unreliable as of late) Just Click on the Storm symbol, and the track chart will load


Miami Radar with links to National Weather Service pages including Radar, Satellite, UV, Visual and Vapor.  Similarly, check out Key West Radar 

Great Weather page. Bravo to the the NWS and NOAA for this accomplishment!

Also check out the Miami Weather Homepage clicking on to the Key West Area and get the text forcast for Craig Key.


WindGuru wind prediction Charts (Islamorada Edition)
GFS animations from Air Resources Laboratory of NOAA
National Weather Composite (click on photo for looped version)
Southeast US Loop
Weather Underground WunderMap
Weather Underground Seasurface Temperature

Unisys Weather Server. Great link for weather satellite imagery.  Check out GEOS-8 as well as the Hemisphere Water Vapor (for all these images, you can choose from the buttons at the top of page, the Image type,  Region, Time or a loop of 3 or 12 hours)

Univ of Hawaii (picture at right is NOT LIVE!)Great color GEOS-8 pictures

GIF Loop of Bahamas-Cuba

Java Loop of Bahamas-Cuba

Archive of Past storms/times/dates

satellite maps and radar
Intellicast World Satellite Picture (watch where the line around the equator suggests where the storms will occur and follow...)

My Old Old Weather Page (including Links to sea surface temperature and  higher resolution imaging)

Tide Information:

A pretty good site for tide information, including tide charts and graphs (configure the buttons for a graphic representation) is here: http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/

links to specific areas:

U.S. Lower East Coast (North Carolina through Florida Keys)

Hillsboro Inlet (ocean)

Lake Worth, Port of Palm Beach

Channel Two, west side, Hawk Channel

Channel Five, west side, Hawk Channel

Long Key Bight, Long Key