and here is another link that I use all the time. It is the best weather forum site I have found. http://www.storm2k.org/phpbb2/index.php Most of the people who post there are either very well informed amateurs or very well informed professional mets. They follow these storms like hawks. check out the Talkin' Tropics forum and then the pro mets also post in the Tropical Analysis forum. all very helpful. It's where I get most of my information.