I have always used Xastir for that kind of stuff.
See my old post about it here:http://www.donationc...dex.php?topic=6623.0
Since many storm trackers also happen to be radio amateurs ( or is it the other way around?!
) you can get lots of hurricane+storm info over the APRS network. http://www.findu.com/citizenweather/
It shows the predicted path of the hurricane/tornado/whatever etc too, almost exactly the way stormpulse.com shows it.
This page shows a replay of the track on hurricane Bertha. It uses JavaAPRS, so the map display kind of sucks, it would look a lot nicer on Xastit, but you get the idea http://eng.usna.navy...bruninga/bertha.html