Tropical Storm Search Service

Service Summary: Our tropical storm database is a distillation of the HURDAT data, available from the National Hurricane Center (NHC). The NHC post-analyzes the storm data for a year and updates the files in March or April of the following year. At that point we download the HURDAT files and load them into our database. During hurricane season (roughly April through January) we also monitor the NHC web site for ongoing storms. These are loaded into the database as soon as possible, but there is generally a 6-12 hour delay from the time of observation until the information is loaded into our database. The storm search service may be invoked either as a SOAP service (XML input and XML output) or using a REST-like interface (HTML input and XML output).