Latest Satellite Imagery
Please Note: These images do not originate from the NHC website.
Unless otherwise noted, the images linked from this page are located on servers at the Satellite Services Division (SSD) of the National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS).
Please direct all questions and comments regarding these images to:
- the NESDIS SSD at SSDWebmaster@noaa.gov
- and the NESDIS Satellite Analysis Branch (SAB) at SABWebmaster@noaa.gov
If you are looking for high resolution, photographic quality satellite imagery of hurricanes and other storms please visit
NOAA's Environmental Visualization Laboratory.
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General Satellite Status Messages, including Outages
NESDIS has improved their satellite floater imagery pages beginning in 2012. Please use the links below to access their new web pages:
Satellite images courtesy of NESDIS Satellite Services Division (NOAA).
*The Dvorak Technique and Descriptions of the Image Enhancements are available.
If you are experiencing difficulties accessing the images, try these sites:
HURSAT: Past Hurricane Satellite Imagery through Google Earth (kmz)
The purpose of the HURSAT project is to provide Tropical Cyclone-"centric" satellite data. The goal is to keep data small and portable. In doing so, HURSAT data are
gridded and stored using the netCDF file format.
All HURSAT imagery are now available for viewing in Google Earth. In addition to being a simple way to
view all tropical cyclone imagery, it also makes Basic Dvorak (BD) imagery available for analysis of tropical cyclone intensities using the Objective Dvorak Technique.
For more information on HURSAT, please visit http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/rsad/hursat/index.php