Technology makes monitoring Hurricane Earl a breeze

In this 21st century world, anyone could track weather patterns and anticipate their next move — with many of the same tools as our favorite meteorologists.

Monitoring Hurricane Earl is no different.

Among the most effective tools is Hearst Connecticut Newspapers’ Hurricane Earl blog, which offers up-to-the-minute data, analysis and perspective on the approaching storm. It also allows readers to submit memories of previous storms, multimedia and observations to share with the community. Of course the information submitted is carefully vetted, unlike some other news organizations in the region, before going live our sites.

There is a dynamic live map available to develop a better perspective of where Earl is and where it is headed. You can check out Earl’s latest wind speeds and path here. The latest satellite imagery and water temperatures are available here. There is also a nice live national radar loop here.

And speaking of where Earl is headed, astronauts are tweeting photos of what Earl looks like from space. It really puts Earl’s size into perspective.

There is also information on preparing for the storm — to ensure you’re ready to weather whatever Earl throws our way.

Be safe, and happy tracking.

This post first appeared on Hearst Connecticut’s Tech Talk blog Friday morning.

Jamie DeLoma