The Google Earth plotted location … and maybe the weather data? Seems to be quite a bit behind the *real* location. It’s about off of Fort Lauderdale now according to this: http://hwn.org/stormpulse_atlantic.html but Google Earth still has it down by Harbor Island in the Bahamas. That’s not current!!!!
You certainly cannot follow a hurricane with the data / position being this far behind.
Update: Actually the hurricane possition icon may be the only thing bad behind the time… The weather display may be ok. Anyone else have comments? I’m sure it takes time to get updated data … but not hours and hours for an update. I’ve watch thunderstorms pass over with the weather display being pretty current.
Update: The Google Earth plotting (places layer) of Hurricane Irene seemed to get better after this blog post. It even had projected future places where the hurricane was projected to go. Maybe Google listened to me? Wow! Imagine affecting something big in your life! (it could happen) :-0)
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