Using hurricanetrack.com, which gives information on hurricanes in real time (also; I love this modern age), I was able to identify that the hurricane north of Puerto Rico is Nicole, which will give some rain to the Bahamas but is expected to take a circle out to sea and die in the north Atlantic, as many hurricanes do. So no worries with this one; the reader can see from the map that Matthew has completely dissipated. I'm sorry I didn't have this site two days ago.
Compare the map above with any weather systems map you care to find. The website will show any part of the world the reader cares to see. The Antarctic is fascinating, a massive land-based high surrounded by violent lows.
There are also options for ocean currents, for chemicals in the atmosphere and for particulates. The latter shows a tremendous flow of particulate snow falling out of the Sahara:
|Also shown in real time. To see it, click the earth link in the bottom|
left hand corner.
I have no idea how I could use this, but it sure is awesome. Thank you Erich.
I am beginning to suspect that it is NOT real time video. After many hours there are no appreciable differences. I feel I have not correctly understood what is being depicted. It matches up with the weather site I've linked but doesn't seem to be updating from hour to hour. I'll have to see what it looks like in the morning.