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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)
DOLLY021500Z23.4N 96.5WNW 14451005
Tropical Storm DOLLY Situation Map
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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 DOLLY)
Tropical Storm DOLLY Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
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NHC Atlantic Wallet 5 - Tropical Storm DOLLY (AL052014)

Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:13:32 GMT

Summary for Tropical Storm DOLLY (AT5/AL052014)

...DOLLY EXPECTED TO MOVE ONSHORE TONIGHT... As of 4:00 PM CDT Tue Sep 2 the center of DOLLY was located near 22.0, -97.0 with movement W at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1004 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph.

Tropical Storm DOLLY Public Advisory Number 5

...DOLLY EXPECTED TO MOVE ONSHORE TONIGHT...
Location: 22.0°N 97.0°W
Max sustained: 45 mph
Moving: W at 12 mph
Min pressure: 1004 mb

Issued at 400 PM CDT TUE SEP 02 2014

Tropical Storm DOLLY Forecast Advisory Number 5

Issued at 2100 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014

Tropical Storm DOLLY Forecast Discussion Number 5

Issued at 400 PM CDT TUE SEP 02 2014

Tropical Storm DOLLY Wind Speed Probabilities Number 5

Issued at 2100 UTC TUE SEP 02 2014

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Tropical Storm DOLLY 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:44:02 GMT

Tropical Storm DOLLY 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 21:04:47 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:43:04 GMT

Tropical Storm DOLLY Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:42:40 GMT

Tropical Storm DOLLY Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:42:42 GMT

Tropical Storm DOLLY Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:42:45 GMT

Tropical Storm DOLLY Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Tue, 02 Sep 2014 20:44:20 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

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