Hurricane HD 2.0 – The Definition of Excellence in iPad Storm Tracking

Orlando, Florida – Kitty Code, LLC announces a major update for Hurricane Season 2011 to Hurricane HD for the iPad, and Hurricane for the iPhone.

With an area of interest already being watched off of the eastern seaboard of the US, we have a stark reminder that Hurricane Season is here, and it’s time to be prepared. Forecasters expect another busy Atlantic Hurricane Season, and for people with an iPhone, iPod Touch or an iPad, there’s no better way to stay informed than with Kitty Code’s Hurricane and Hurricane HD apps.

Hurricane HD has received a major update for 2011 with many features to keep you informed. The newly updated tracking map now allows for the display of multiple tropical systems simultaneously, while the Hurricane HD Historic Storm Library gives you access to memorable storms of the past and can be displayed along side current storms within the tracking map. With the new Storm Center, active storm bulletins, forecasts, satellites and radar are all at your finger tips, along with the ability to play through storm tracks. Hurricane HD now also includes push notifications, giving you the ability to stay up to date with whats happening in the tropics anytime day or night.

Hurricane for the iPhone and iPod Touch has been updated to include world tropical cyclone, typhoon and hurricane tracking on the interactive tracking map. Hurricane is the first application of its kind to cover tropical systems around the world. We’ve also added push notifications to keep you informed of any critical developments.
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Keeping track of Tropical Cyclones and Typhoons…

Most people who have purchased Hurricane or Hurricane HD probably purchased it to track hurricanes during the Atlantic hurricane season.

Did you know that these two great apps also track Tropical Cyclones and Typhoons? With the South Pacific’s Tropical Cyclone season in full swing, and the West Pacific’s season nearing the start, it is great to know you can track these storms quickly and easily. From Satellite images that cover vast areas of the ocean, to the floater satellites which get you up close and personal with the storm, the tools you need to keep your family and friends informed are at your fingertips.

Did you know that Hurricane and Hurricane HD include text bulletins, JTWC forecast graphics and more? There’s lots of information at your fingertips!

Did you know that Satellites and Radar animated loops are available all year long, and anywhere that tropical systems are known to form? We include world wide satellites which can be used all year long, in the highest resolutions available.

Now, while it’s quiet in the Atlantic we are working on the latest updates, to help keep you informed, and prepared during the 2011 Hurricane Season. We look forward to another great year of storm tracking with you!

Hurricane Season Travel Information

Hurricane Season runs in different times for each ocean, sea or basin.  We often receive questions about when hurricane season is, and when the best time to travel would be if you needed to travel during hurricane season.  The information below changes on a season to season, and day to day basis, based on the conditions of the area and should ALWAYS be verified with the National Hurricane Center or the local authorities in the area you plan to visit.

Regular Hurricane Season Dates:

Atlantic, Carribean, Gulf of Mexico

June 1 – November 30

Northeast Pacific

May 15 – November 30

Central Pacific including Hawaiian Islands

June 1 – November 30

In each of these areas, based on historical data, which was completely ignored by the Atlantic hurricanes during the 2005 extremely active, record breaking Atlantic hurricane season, the best time to visit would be in June and July, and again in late October and November.  August,  September and early October are considered the height of the season which means there is a much greater chance of a hurricane in these waters at this time.  Hurricane Season is just that though, it is the time when hurricanes develop in these waters, therefore if you make plans to travel to these areas during the season, you should also have a backup plan, as well as travel insurance!

What would you do if you made travel plans in the Carribean during August, and a category 3 hurricane hits the island the week before you are scheduled to arrive?