150 years of hurricane data available online
08/29/2011 12:00 AM
08/29/2011 12:08 AM
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The record: Historical hurricane track information going back 150 years from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Why you'd want it: To learn more about hurricanes and see how they made landfall.
Where you get the records: From NOAA's website, www.noaa.gov. Click on the historical hurricane track link under the NOAA News menu on the right-hand side of the page.
How much it will cost: The information is free.
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