As I'm writing this, Hurricane Patricia is barreling toward the west coast of Mexico. The popular tourist destination of Puerto Vallarta and the heavily populated city of Guadalajara are in its path. Patricia is officially the strongest tropical cyclone ever recorded, with wind speeds at 200 mph. This could be a bad one, folks.
Mexico will be hit the hardest, but the remnants of the storm could bring heavy rains and winds to Texas, Louisiana and Arkansas. This storm is feeding off warm waters attributed to the record-breaking El Nino event, including the warmest ocean temperatures in the northern hemisphere.
If you live in coastal areas, especially ones in the path of major storms, you're well aware of the consequences of even one big one. You need to stay on top of the latest storm warnings and news, and this site can help.
Track the Tropics is a website operated by the Louisiana Hurricane Center. Right now, it has the most recent models, forecasts and meteorological data for Hurricane Patricia updating daily on the front page. You'll also find plenty of tropical weather information and an extensive database of information about how hurricanes form and how to prepare for them.
Stay safe this hurricane season and keep tabs on each developing storm using this handy site.