Every summer out in the Atlantic Ocean, storms form off the West coast of Africa and start moving towards North America. Sometimes they dissipate and are gone. Other times they keep growing as they move and can become hurricanes.
This plot of historical storm tracks shows how everything from Panama to Nova Scotia is a potential target.
Hurricanes are very powerful, so when they hit land, it's a serious event. Typical preparation involves boarding up windows, stocking provisions, and getting ready for possible evacuation. So keeping an eye on storm progress is a key part of dealing with hurricane season.
In this guide, we'll show you how you can use your Adafruit PyPortal to display current storm locations. The code is written in CircuitPython.