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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)
KARINA222100Z15.5N 135.2WNE 0565989
LOWELL222100Z22.4N 124.7WNW 0850993
MARIE222100Z13.4N 103.5WWNW 12501000
96L221200Z19.2N 65.1WWNW 30351009
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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 (Hurricane KARINA)
Hurricane KARINA Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Hurricane KARINA Storm-Centered Infrared
Hurricane KARINA Storm-Centered Enhanced Infrared
Hurricane KARINA Storm-Centered Visible

NHC Eastern Pacific Wallet 1 - Hurricane KARINA (EP112014)

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:21:56 GMT

Summary for Hurricane KARINA (EP1/EP112014)

...KARINA MAINTAINS STRENGTH WHILE MOVING TOWARD COOLER WATERS... As of 2:00 AM PDT Sat Aug 23 the center of KARINA was located near 16.7, -134.4 with movement NE at 8 mph. The minimum central pressure was 988 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 80 mph.

Hurricane KARINA Public Advisory Number 42

...KARINA MAINTAINS STRENGTH WHILE MOVING TOWARD COOLER WATERS...
Location: 16.7°N 134.4°W
Max sustained: 80 mph
Moving: NE at 8 mph
Min pressure: 988 mb

Issued at 200 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane KARINA Forecast Advisory Number 42

Issued at 0900 UTC SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane KARINA Forecast Discussion Number 42

Issued at 200 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane KARINA Wind Speed Probabilities Number 42

Issued at 0900 UTC SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane KARINA Graphics

Hurricane KARINA 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:46:59 GMT

Hurricane KARINA 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:20:46 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:46:01 GMT

Hurricane KARINA Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:45:29 GMT

Hurricane KARINA Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:45:31 GMT

Hurricane KARINA Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:45:35 GMT

Hurricane KARINA Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:45:13 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiHurricane KARINA Spaghetti (UWM)

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

NHC Eastern Pacific Wallet 2 - Tropical Storm LOWELL (EP122014)

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:21:56 GMT

Summary for Tropical Storm LOWELL (EP2/EP122014)

...LOWELL CONTINUES TO WEAKEN... As of 2:00 AM PDT Sat Aug 23 the center of LOWELL was located near 23.4, -126.0 with movement NW at 8 mph. The minimum central pressure was 998 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 45 mph.

Tropical Storm LOWELL Public Advisory Number 22

...LOWELL CONTINUES TO WEAKEN...
Location: 23.4°N 126.0°W
Max sustained: 45 mph
Moving: NW at 8 mph
Min pressure: 998 mb

Issued at 200 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Forecast Advisory Number 22

Issued at 0900 UTC SAT AUG 23 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Forecast Discussion Number 22

Issued at 200 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Wind Speed Probabilities Number 22

Issued at 0900 UTC SAT AUG 23 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Graphics

Tropical Storm LOWELL 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:39:41 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:06:32 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:38:48 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:20 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:24 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:29 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:51 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm LOWELL Spaghetti (UWM)

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NHC Forecast Track (Tropical Storm MARIE)
Tropical Storm MARIE Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Storm MARIE Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Storm MARIE Storm-Centered Infrared (Aviation Color Enhancement)
Tropical Storm MARIE Storm-Centered Visible

NHC Eastern Pacific Wallet 3 - Hurricane MARIE (EP132014)

Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:15:16 GMT

Summary for Hurricane MARIE (EP3/EP132014)

...MARIE BECOMES THE EIGHTH HURRICANE OF THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC SEASON... As of 2:00 AM PDT Sat Aug 23 the center of MARIE was located near 14.0, -105.7 with movement WNW at 13 mph. The minimum central pressure was 992 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph.

Hurricane MARIE Public Advisory Number 6

...MARIE BECOMES THE EIGHTH HURRICANE OF THE EASTERN NORTH PACIFIC SEASON...
Location: 14.0°N 105.7°W
Max sustained: 75 mph
Moving: WNW at 13 mph
Min pressure: 992 mb

Issued at 200 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane MARIE Forecast Advisory Number 6

Issued at 0900 UTC SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane MARIE Forecast Discussion Number 6

Issued at 200 AM PDT SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane MARIE Wind Speed Probabilities Number 6

Issued at 0900 UTC SAT AUG 23 2014

Hurricane MARIE Graphics

Hurricane MARIE 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:41:32 GMT

Hurricane MARIE 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 09:07:16 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:40:37 GMT

Hurricane MARIE Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:37 GMT

Hurricane MARIE Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:40 GMT

Hurricane MARIE Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:45 GMT

Hurricane MARIE Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:37:51 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm MARIE Spaghetti (UWM)

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