Last year's unusually active hurricane season prompted recordnumbers of people to log on to the National Oceanic and AtmosphericAdministration web site. For all of 2004, NOAA's home page received1.2 billion hits.

To ease traffic on its site, NOAA has introduced a new way tofollow specific tropical storms or hurricanes. Once a storm isdeemed a threat, NOAA's Storm Tracker will offer links toassociated advisories, tracking maps, and satellite images.

The new tracking tool is available

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