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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)
MARIE272100Z23.1N 125.0WWNW 1355989
CRISTOBAL280000Z33.3N 70.7WNE 1565984
Tropical Storm MARIE Hurricane CRISTOBAL 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 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 - Tropical Storm MARIE (EP132014)

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:42 GMT

Summary for Tropical Storm MARIE (EP3/EP132014)

...MARIE LIKELY TO BECOME POST-TROPICAL LATER TODAY... As of 2:00 AM PDT Thu Aug 28 the center of MARIE was located near 24.4, -127.8 with movement NW at 16 mph. The minimum central pressure was 995 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 50 mph.

Tropical Storm MARIE Public Advisory Number 26

...MARIE LIKELY TO BECOME POST-TROPICAL LATER TODAY...
Location: 24.4°N 127.8°W
Max sustained: 50 mph
Moving: NW at 16 mph
Min pressure: 995 mb

Issued at 200 AM PDT THU AUG 28 2014

Tropical Storm MARIE Forecast Advisory Number 26

Issued at 0900 UTC THU AUG 28 2014

Tropical Storm MARIE Forecast Discussion Number 26

Issued at 200 AM PDT THU AUG 28 2014

Tropical Storm MARIE Wind Speed Probabilities Number 26

Issued at 0900 UTC THU AUG 28 2014

Tropical Storm MARIE Graphics

Tropical Storm MARIE 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:32:08 GMT

Tropical Storm MARIE 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:31:48 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:31:06 GMT

Tropical Storm MARIE Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:30:32 GMT

Tropical Storm MARIE Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:30:34 GMT

Tropical Storm MARIE Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:30:36 GMT

Tropical Storm MARIE Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:30:36 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm MARIE Spaghetti (UWM)

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

NHC Atlantic Wallet 4 - Hurricane CRISTOBAL (AL042014)

Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:42 GMT

Summary for Hurricane CRISTOBAL (AT4/AL042014)

...CRISTOBAL EXPECTED TO MOVE RAPIDLY TOWARD THE NORTH ATLANTIC BETWEEN BERMUDA AND NOVA SCOTIA TODAY... As of 5:00 AM AST Thu Aug 28 the center of CRISTOBAL was located near 35.6, -67.8 with movement NE at 29 mph. The minimum central pressure was 985 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 75 mph.

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Public Advisory Number 19

...CRISTOBAL EXPECTED TO MOVE RAPIDLY TOWARD THE NORTH ATLANTIC BETWEEN BERMUDA AND NOVA SCOTIA TODAY...
Location: 35.6°N 67.8°W
Max sustained: 75 mph
Moving: NE at 29 mph
Min pressure: 985 mb

Issued at 500 AM AST THU AUG 28 2014

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Forecast Advisory Number 19

Issued at 0900 UTC THU AUG 28 2014

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Forecast Discussion Number 19

Issued at 500 AM AST THU AUG 28 2014

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Wind Speed Probabilities Number 19

Issued at 0900 UTC THU AUG 28 2014

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Graphics

Hurricane CRISTOBAL 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:34:24 GMT

Hurricane CRISTOBAL 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:33:51 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:33:08 GMT

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:31:53 GMT

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:31:55 GMT

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:31:58 GMT

Hurricane CRISTOBAL Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Thu, 28 Aug 2014 08:31:52 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiHurricane CRISTOBAL Spaghetti (UWM)

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