Situation Map
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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)
RACHEL302100Z22.9N 117.5WS 02251006
PHANFONE301800Z16.6N 144.4EW 1150985
Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Tropical Storm PHANFONE 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 (Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL)
Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Storm-Centered Infrared
Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Storm-Centered Infrared (Aviation Color Enhancement)
Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Storm-Centered Visible

NHC Eastern Pacific Wallet 3 - Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL (EP182014)

Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:40:00 GMT

Summary for Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL (EP3/EP182014)

...RACHEL BECOMES A REMNANT LOW... ...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY... As of 2:00 PM PDT Tue Sep 30 the center of RACHEL was located near 22.9, -117.5 with movement S at 2 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 30 mph.

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Public Advisory Number 26

...RACHEL BECOMES A REMNANT LOW... ...THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...
Location: 22.9°N 117.5°W
Max sustained: 30 mph
Moving: S at 2 mph
Min pressure: 1006 mb

Issued at 200 PM PDT TUE SEP 30 2014

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Forecast Advisory Number 26

Issued at 2100 UTC TUE SEP 30 2014

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Forecast Discussion Number 26

Issued at 200 PM PDT TUE SEP 30 2014

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Wind Speed Probabilities Number 26

Issued at 2100 UTC TUE SEP 30 2014

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Graphics

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:59:30 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:04:44 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL 5-Day Track, Uncertainty Cone, Warnings (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:58:38 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:56:26 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:56:28 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:56:30 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:56:40 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiPost-Tropical Cyclone RACHEL Spaghetti (UWM)

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Tropical Storm PHANFONE Forecast Graphic
Tropical Storm PHANFONE Forecast Track (Joint Typhoon Warning Center)
Tropical Storm PHANFONE Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Storm PHANFONE Storm-Centered Enhanced Infrared
Tropical Storm PHANFONE Storm-Centered Visible
Tropical Storm PHANFONE Warning Text (JTWC)
Tropical Storm PHANFONE Prognostic Reasoning (JTWC)
Tropical Storm PHANFONE JMV 3.0 Data (JTWC)

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