Hurricane Webcam Tracker

Live Hurricane Webcams

Live Hurricane Webcam Tracker
Track hurricanes and tropical storms with the most up-to-date live streaming webcams of beaches in the U.S.

Hurricane season in the United States and the Caribbean runs from June 1 through November 30, peaking mid-August through late October. On average, 10 named storms occur each year, with an average of 6 becoming hurricanes and 2-3 becoming major hurricanes (category 3 or greater). To be classified as a hurricane, a tropical storm must maintain one-minute sustained winds of at least 74 mph (Category 1). Read More…

Hurricane Category Scale

Hurricane Wind Speed Category Scale 1-5

The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale is a 1 to 5 scale based on the sustained wind speed of a hurricane. The scale provides general public with a good indication of the intensity of the hurricane and what people can expect for property damage.

Storms start as a tropical wave or depression before developing into a tropical storm. Warm ocean waters and wind speeds will fuel a tropical storm, if wind speeds reach more than 74 miles per hour, a hurricane forms.

Hurricane Category Wind Speeds
Hurricane Tropical Depression Icon - 0-38 MPH Tropical Depression
Hurricane Tropical Storm Icon - 39-73 MPH Tropical Storm
Hurricane Category 1 Icon - 74-95 MPH Dangerous winds will produce some damage
Hurricane Category 2 Icon - 96-110 MPH Extremely dangerous winds will cause extensive damage
Hurricane Category 3 Icon - 111-129 MPH Devastating damage will occur
Hurricane Category 4 Icon - 130-156 MPH Catastrophic damage will occur
Hurricane Category 5 Icon - 157+ MPH Catastrophic damage to homes; long-lasting power outages causing affected areas to be uninhabitable


The World Meteorological Organization is responsible for assigning names to tropical storms that form in the Atlantic Ocean and reach a sustained wind speed of 39 miles per hour. Any storm that reaches a sustained wind speed of 74 miles per hour qualifies as a “Hurricane”. Atlantic hurricane and tropical storm name lists repeat every six years, unless the World Meteorological Organization votes to retire a catastrophic hurricane from future lists. For example, in 2018, Sara replaced name “Sandy” from 2012.


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