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Once upon a time I seem to remember there being a plethora of sites with very graphical interactive tools for quickly searching Atlantic hurricane data by time range, locations impacted, and storm type and get quick answers. Some I remember as being very intuitive, and offerings from tv stations, government sites, and independents.

These days I know of exactly one, https://coast.noaa.gov/hurricanes/. However I find this site to be difficult to comparably difficult to navigate in finding the location, filtering, and interpreting. I believe NOAA once offered a top-notch option at http://hurricane.csc.noaa.gov/hurricanes/, but it's long gone, and I have trouble finding any others. There's great such tools that have developed for severe weather, and perhaps with the millions of sites out there, other good ones for hurricanes exist, and I just don't know it.

Even better would be if such a site also included other basins to boot. But these days, even for the Atlantic, I usually just look through pages on like Unisys Weather or the archives on Clark Evans' model website or Wikipedia annual maps. But searching for "when is the last time a storm affected X" has proven surprisingly hard these days. Any help to offer?

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  • $\begingroup$ rmcchennaieatlas.tn.nic.in/abouteatlas.aspx. Will you upvote ? :) $\endgroup$ – gansub May 22 '18 at 10:24
  • $\begingroup$ @gansub Takes a bit of work with the registration, but now that I worked through all that, and the "older" interface layout, which is reasonable enough, looks useful beyond that, absolutely. $\endgroup$ – JeopardyTempest May 22 '18 at 12:11
  • $\begingroup$ (Note that the Coast archive does include some other basins actually) $\endgroup$ – JeopardyTempest Sep 9 '18 at 3:17
  • $\begingroup$ The only other useful site I've found thus far is accuweather.com/en/hurricane/tracker. It's got fairly limited options really, no real search... but it is nicely simple to plot storms on a more dynamic map at least, and seems nicely lightweight (compared to the frustrating loading of the Coast site), plus a few extra basic plots on current storms. $\endgroup$ – JeopardyTempest Sep 9 '18 at 3:21
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Here is one such cyclone atlas for the North Indian Ocean basin - Indian Ocean Cyclone Atlas and while I am not sure about the cyclone tracks for the pre satellite era cyclones the site is comprehensive and covers all cyclones in the Indian Ocean up to the current period. After you register yourself here - Registration then you can view the cyclone tracks.

Here is a sample of cyclone tracks between 2012 and 2016

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