Hurricane season in the Atlantic is heating up. The first major storm of 2010, Earl, has already grazed the Caribbean and could wallop the east coast of the U.S. later this week. Behind it, more tropical waves are skittering off Africa and heading for the open seas.
If you live within Earl’s error cone, you should probably start paying attention to where this beast is headed. Don’t know what an “error cone” is? Time to get up to speed.
Luckily, the Internet is awash in storm-tracking information. From Hurricane 101 to blow-by-blow accounts of storms from the scientists studying them, we’ve got what you need to beef up your summer cyclone cred.
First thing’s first: for the latest info on what’s going on where in Hurricaneland, bookmark hurricanes.gov, maintained by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s National Hurricane Center, and check back often.