The map above is a hurricane track map for Hurricane Charley from August, 2004. This map shows the predicted path of the storm for a three day period. Shown are areas of hurricane warning, tropical storm warning, and tropical storm watches. Hurricane track maps are extremely valuable because they help the media and public understand the predicted path of a storm and provide incentive for making appropriate preparations.
The map was produced by the National Hurricane Center. Their website is continuously updated with maps and other information about hurricanes and tropical storms.