Situation Map
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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)
CHAN-HOM021800Z10.1N 148.3EW 0365974
RAQUEL021800Z6.3S 160.6ESSE 0335996
LINFA021800Z16.1N 127.9ENW 06351000
Typhoon CHAN-HOM Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL Tropical Storm LINFA Situation Map

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

Global Tropics Hazards and Benefits Outlook
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Typhoon CHAN-HOM Forecast Graphic
Typhoon CHAN-HOM Forecast Track (Joint Typhoon Warning Center)
Typhoon CHAN-HOM Storm-Centered Infrared
Typhoon CHAN-HOM Storm-Centered Enhanced Infrared
Typhoon CHAN-HOM Storm-Centered Visible
Typhoon CHAN-HOM Warning Text (JTWC)
Typhoon CHAN-HOM Prognostic Reasoning (JTWC)
Typhoon CHAN-HOM JMV 3.0 Data (JTWC)

Satellite Imagery

Satellite Animations

Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL Forecast Graphic
Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL Forecast Track (Joint Typhoon Warning Center)
Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL Storm-Centered Infrared (Aviation Color Enhancement)
Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL Storm-Centered Visible
Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL Warning Text (JTWC)
Tropical Cyclone RAQUEL JMV 3.0 Data (JTWC)

Satellite Imagery

Satellite Animations

Tropical Storm LINFA Forecast Graphic
Tropical Storm LINFA Forecast Track (Joint Typhoon Warning Center)
Tropical Storm LINFA Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Storm LINFA Storm-Centered Infrared (Aviation Color Enhancement)
Tropical Storm LINFA Storm-Centered Visible
Tropical Storm LINFA Warning Text (JTWC)
Tropical Storm LINFA Prognostic Reasoning (JTWC)
Tropical Storm LINFA JMV 3.0 Data (JTWC)

Satellite Imagery

Satellite Animations