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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)
ODILE171500Z30.6N 113.3WNE 0535997
EDOUARD171500Z36.4N 53.3WNE 2180958
POLO171500Z15.7N 102.4WNW 0950998
16W171200Z12.8N 130.8EWNW 19301003
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What is a Hurricane?

A hurricane (or typhoon, or severe tropical cyclone), the strongest storm on Earth, is a cyclonic (rotary) storm that derives its energy from cloud formation and rainfall, unlike frontal cyclones that derive their power from a temperature gradient. Full Article

Saffir-Simpson Scale

Category 1 – 74-95 mph (64-82 knots; 119-153 km/hr). Damage is limited to foliage, signage, unanchored boats and mobile homes. There is no significant damage to buildings. The main threat to life and property may be flooding from heavy rains.

Category 2 – 96-110 mph (83-95 knots; 154-177 km/hr). Roof damage to buildings. Doors and windows damaged. Mobile homes severely damaged. Piers damaged by storm surge. Some trees blown down, more extensive limb damage. Full Article

Tropical Cyclone Formation

Tropical Cyclone Genesis is the technical term for the process of storm formation that leads ultimately to what are called hurricanes, typhoons, or tropical cyclones in various parts of the world.

This occurs when, in the Northern Hemisphere, the Intertropical Convergence Zone, or ITCZ, shifts northward out of the doldrums and atmospheric conditions become favorable for tropical cyclone formation after about the middle of May. Full Article

NHC Forecast Track (Tropical Storm ODILE)
Tropical Storm ODILE Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Storm ODILE Storm-Centered Infrared
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Tropical Storm ODILE Storm-Centered Visible

NHC Eastern Pacific Wallet 5 - Tropical Storm ODILE (EP152014)

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:19:24 GMT

Summary for Tropical Storm ODILE (EP5/EP152014)

...ODILE WEAKENING WHILE IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF CALIFORNIA... ...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN MEXICO AND THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES... As of 8:00 AM PDT Wed Sep 17 the center of ODILE was located near 30.6, -113.3 with movement NE at 6 mph. The minimum central pressure was 997 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 40 mph.

Tropical Storm ODILE Public Advisory Number 30

...ODILE WEAKENING WHILE IT MOVES SLOWLY NORTHEASTWARD ACROSS THE NORTHERN GULF OF CALIFORNIA... ...HEAVY RAINFALL EXPECTED TO CONTINUE OVER PORTIONS OF NORTHWESTERN MEXICO AND THE SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES...
Location: 30.6°N 113.3°W
Max sustained: 40 mph
Moving: NE at 6 mph
Min pressure: 997 mb

Issued at 800 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm ODILE Forecast Advisory Number 30

Issued at 1500 UTC WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm ODILE Forecast Discussion Number 30

Issued at 800 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm ODILE Wind Speed Probabilities Number 30

Issued at 1500 UTC WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm ODILE Graphics

Tropical Storm ODILE 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:01:40 GMT

Tropical Storm ODILE 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:07:36 GMT

Tropical Storm ODILE 5-Day Track, Uncertainty Cone, Warnings (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:47 GMT

Tropical Storm ODILE Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:16 GMT

Tropical Storm ODILE Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:18 GMT

Tropical Storm ODILE Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:21 GMT

Tropical Storm ODILE Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:21 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm ODILE Spaghetti (UWM)

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NHC Forecast Track (Hurricane EDOUARD)
Hurricane EDOUARD Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Hurricane EDOUARD Storm-Centered Infrared
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Hurricane EDOUARD Storm-Centered Visible

NHC Atlantic Wallet 1 - Hurricane EDOUARD (AL062014)

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:31:22 GMT

Summary for Hurricane EDOUARD (AT1/AL062014)

...EDOUARD MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC... As of 11:00 AM AST Wed Sep 17 the center of EDOUARD was located near 36.4, -53.3 with movement NE at 24 mph. The minimum central pressure was 958 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 90 mph.

Hurricane EDOUARD Public Advisory Number 25

...EDOUARD MAINTAINING ITS STRENGTH OVER THE NORTH ATLANTIC...
Location: 36.4°N 53.3°W
Max sustained: 90 mph
Moving: NE at 24 mph
Min pressure: 958 mb

Issued at 1100 AM AST WED SEP 17 2014

Hurricane EDOUARD Forecast Advisory Number 25

Issued at 1500 UTC WED SEP 17 2014

Hurricane EDOUARD Forecast Discussion Number 25

Issued at 1100 AM AST WED SEP 17 2014

Hurricane EDOUARD Wind Speed Probabilities Number 25

Issued at 1500 UTC WED SEP 17 2014

Hurricane EDOUARD Graphics

Hurricane EDOUARD 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:55:53 GMT

Hurricane EDOUARD 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:06:47 GMT

Hurricane EDOUARD 5-Day Track, Uncertainty Cone, Warnings (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:52 GMT

Hurricane EDOUARD Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:50 GMT

Hurricane EDOUARD Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:52 GMT

Hurricane EDOUARD Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:54:54 GMT

Hurricane EDOUARD Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:56:38 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiHurricane EDOUARD Spaghetti (UWM)

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NHC Forecast Track (Tropical Storm POLO)
Tropical Storm POLO Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Storm POLO Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Storm POLO Storm-Centered Enhanced Infrared
Tropical Storm POLO Storm-Centered Visible

NHC Eastern Pacific Wallet 2 - Tropical Storm POLO (EP172014)

Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:33:58 GMT

Summary for Tropical Storm POLO (EP2/EP172014)

...OUTER RAIN BANDS ASSOCIATED WITH POLO AFFECTING THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO... As of 11:00 AM PDT Wed Sep 17 the center of POLO was located near 16.1, -103.2 with movement NW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 998 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 60 mph.

Tropical Storm POLO Public Advisory Number 6A

...OUTER RAIN BANDS ASSOCIATED WITH POLO AFFECTING THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO...
Location: 16.1°N 103.2°W
Max sustained: 60 mph
Moving: NW at 12 mph
Min pressure: 998 mb

Issued at 1100 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm POLO Forecast Advisory Number 6

Issued at 1500 UTC WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm POLO Forecast Discussion Number 6

Issued at 800 AM PDT WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm POLO Wind Speed Probabilities Number 6

Issued at 1500 UTC WED SEP 17 2014

Tropical Storm POLO Graphics

Tropical Storm POLO 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:00:19 GMT

Tropical Storm POLO 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:08:30 GMT

Tropical Storm POLO 5-Day Track, Uncertainty Cone, Warnings (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:59:24 GMT

Tropical Storm POLO Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:53:50 GMT

Tropical Storm POLO Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:53:52 GMT

Tropical Storm POLO Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 17 Sep 2014 14:53:54 GMT

Tropical Storm POLO Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 17 Sep 2014 17:33:56 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm POLO Spaghetti (UWM)

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Tropical Depression 16W Forecast Graphic
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Tropical Depression 16W Storm-Centered Visible
Tropical Depression 16W Warning Text (JTWC)
Tropical Depression 16W Prognostic Reasoning (JTWC)
Tropical Depression 16W JMV 3.0 Data (JTWC)

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