Kellie Maier kayaks Friday on water-covered Highway 12 in Kill Devil Hills, N.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
Hurricane Earl continued to churn along the East Coast Friday, heading north from North Carolina and expected to reach southeastern Massachusetts by Friday night.
The hurricane was downgraded to a Category 1 storm and it was still predicted to stay slightly east of the coast, but strong winds and heavy rain threatened holiday weekend travel plans and prompted tropical storm warnings throughout the mid-Atlantic and a hurricane warning on Cape Cod.
You can track the storm’s progress with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Hurricane Earl widget, which will take you to a website with the latest official public advisories for areas under hurricane watches and hurricane warnings, as well as charts of the wind speed and storm surge probabilities along the East Coast:
Below, more resources:
The National Weather Service has a map of all U.S. weather advisories — including those related to Earl — as well as a drop-down menu to view advisories by state. The NWS also has the radar view of the storm.
The Washington Post collects that view and others on its Hurricane Tracking Center site.
NASA satellites and aircraft follow the storm from space and the sky — some even fly through the storm. NASA’s hurricane website has information and images, you can also follow the agency’s hurricane Twitter feed.