Marine Weather Portal: New Threats Layer Added just in Time for Hurricane Irma

Marine Weather Portal

Pictured is the predicted track of Hurricane Irma coupled with the newly added National Weather Service Hurricane Threats and Impacts layer.  Access Data

Just in time for Hurricane Irma, the Marine Weather Portal has added a new layer – official NOAA National Weather Service Threats and Impacts map. This layer indicates worse case scenarios for planning purposes. Use the MWP application to view real-time observations paired with up-to-date weather hazards and tropical cyclone forecasts.


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Pictured is the Jennifer Dorton, SECOORA, briefing the National Weather Service Tampa Bay Weather Forecast Office on the MWP.

This upgrade, including many more were based on feedback from a recent on-site visit to the Tampa Weather Forecast Office (WFO) as well as earlier feedback from other WFO’s across the Southeast and Gulf of Mexico.

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Eyes on Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew is expected to traverse through coastal ocean observing assets in the SECOORA region.

SECOORA and our partners are prepared and watching Matthew closely. For full details or more information please visit our Hurricane Matthew webpage where you can find over 20 resources from members and partners on Matthew’s current conditions, forecasts, modeled storm surge and more.

Disclaimer: The observational models and resources made available on this page are SECOORA partner contributions. If you are making an evacuation decision, please heed your local emergency management and the National Hurricane Center’s official forecast and the National Weather Service announcements.

Welcome to the SECOORA Blog!

Welcome to SECOORA’s blog! Our team is excited to start this new venture.

Posts will be written by the SECOORA team or invited experts in the coast and ocean sciences and will cover anything from new technology to insight on events in the region – such as hurricanes, red tide, etc.

Our goal is to use this platform to increase awareness of our coastal ocean and create an open dialogue.  We are committed to sharing coastal and ocean information from trusted SECOORA partners in the southeast region.

Please email if you have any questions or are interested in writing a blog post. We welcome your feedback, comments and your ideas. Visit for more information.