Hurricane Hanna, the latest storm of the 2020 hurricane season, has formed. Where is the storm now and where is it heading? Read on to see live radar and maps of the storm, along with a map of its projected future path. Experts are currently predicting the storm may strengthen to a hurricane before it makes landfall.
Live Streams, Trackers & Radars for Hurricane Hanna
This first live radar is from Windy.com. This radar is very helpful for tracking the storm’s location. You can press the + button on the right-side of the map to zoom in more closely. You can also move the map ahead in time to see where the storm is forecast to be headed.
Note that depending on your browser, you might not see the storm right away. You might need to click on the map and pull the map up to see the storm:
Google has a storm tracker here for tracking Hanna. It’s also embedded below. Depending on your browser, you may need to zoom into the map below using the + button to see the storm’s track. (Some browsers will show a far-away view despite the settings, but zooming in will allow you to see the map in full.) This map will update automatically.
Another live storm tracker, from NowCoast at NOAA.gov, is here.
You can also see a local news source below that is tracking the storm. The stream is from CBS 19, showing local news station KIII live.
To see live webcams in the region, see Heavy’s story here.
Hanna’s Projected Path
Below is a map from the National Hurricane Center showing the storm’s projected path.
As of 10 a.m. Central, Hanna was located 75 miles ENE of Port Mansfield, Texas and 85 miles SE of Corpus Christi, Texas, according to the NOAA. It has maximum sustained winds of 80 mph and is moving west or 270 degrees at 7 mph. Minimum central pressure is 978 MB or 28.88 inches.
At 1000 AM CDT (1500 UTC), the center of the eye of Hurricane Hanna was located by reconnaissance aircraft and NOAA Doppler weather radars near latitude 27.1 North, longitude 96.3 West. Hanna is moving toward the west near 7 mph (11 km/h), and this motion should continue through this morning. A gradual turn toward the west-southwest is expected by late afternoon and tonight, and that motion should continue through Sunday. On the forecast track, the center of Hanna should make landfall along the Texas coast within the hurricane warning area by late afternoon or early this evening.
Data from the NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft and Doppler weather radars indicate that maximum sustained winds have increased to near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Some further strengthening is possible before Hanna makes landfall later today. Rapid weakening is expected after Hanna moves inland.
Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 25 miles (35 km) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 90 miles(150 km).
Reports from the NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft indicate that the minimum central pressure is 978 mb (28.88 inches).
Hanna could produce 6 to 12 inches of rain with some isolated amounts up to 18 inches through Sunday night in south Texas and into some Mexican states. The upper Texas coast and Louisiana coasts might see three to five inches of rain. There is also concern for storm surges in some areas.