Understanding your risks relative to an uncertain future usually involves some type of model. When it comes to uncertainty, forecasts, and developing an understanding of my risks,
I have found these publicly available sites as the most helpful to me during hurricane season:
#1 https://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ because NOAA is the best source of data and the updates are the most timely interpretations of the most current data.
#2 https://www.tropicaltidbits.com/ because Levi Cowan is simply the best at his trade.
#3 http://trackthetropics.com/ because just about every piece of data and every model, including all of the spaghetti models, are quickly accessible here.
#4 https://www.wunderground.com/ because it was the best source of locally connected weather information during the early 2000s when I was racing sailboats for leisure and helping clients respond to storms as part of the business. I think it is still the best commercial product, even though I am still in denial that the Weather Channel now owns it.
#5 https://fiman.nc.gov/ because all risk is personal and local flood inundation impacts me in many ways. I am hoping South Carolina soon gets a site as powerful as the one in North Carolina. The SCDOT Roadway Information System is still the best source.
A version of this post first appeared in September 2020 on JD Solomon Inc.