Getting the information about current storms is super easy. The National Hurricane Center, which is part of NOAA, makes various products available. There's a list here:

At the very end of the "Text Products" list, there is a link to this JSON source:

This has everything we need! You can open the link in a web browser to see the JSON data:

For each storm, there's a name, a location in terms of latitude and logitude, a classification, as well as other ancillary information. And the CircuitPython PyPortal library makes grabbing and parsing this data easy.

This PDF has more information about the JSON data source:

This guide was first published on Aug 14, 2020. It was last updated on Aug 14, 2020.
This page (Current Storm Information) was last updated on Oct 25, 2020.