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We’ve been experimenting with the National Hurricane Center’s GIS data, using their KML

We’ve been experimenting with the National Hurricane Center’s GIS data, using their KML files in conjunction with Google Earth to track Hurricane Igor. It’s particularly interesting once you incorporate the NDBC KML files to create an overlay of the buoy network.

As you can see, Hurricane Igor passed almost directly over the South Atlantic buoy (@buoy41044), and is forecast to brush past the Atlantic (South) buoy (@buoy41049) as it turns North towards Bermuda. Currently, Buoy 41049 is reporting significant wave heights of 23 feet.

Look for surf to rise along the Eastern seaboard through the weekend, and be sure to check our Atlantic Southeast and Atlantic Northeast regional maps for the latest real-time conditions.

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