Mostly Mapping Map of the Day - August 9, 2014

Blog Post created by bszukalski-esristaff Employee on Aug 9, 2014

The Map of the Day today shows a near miss, actually two of them. Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said "We dodged a bullet" earlier today.  It looks like he'll be able to say that once more.


Hurricane Iselle, which passed directly over the island, weakened to a tropical storm just hours before landfall. As it passed across the Big Island it caused only limited damage. The threat of a second storm—Hurricane Julio—also seems to be fading as it's forecast path will take it approximately 200 miles northeast from the nearest coastline.


The map below was captured from the Esri Disaster Response portal using the Hurricane and Cyclone Public Information Map. The application combines real-time weather data and forecasts from NOAA along with other layers (including social media), and shows hurricane paths across and around Hawaii.





The Hurricane and Cyclone Map uses the Public Information app templatea hosted application template you can find and use from the Make A Web Application gallery.