Situation Map
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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)Category
FRANK280900Z23.6N 123.7WWNW 08351005
Tropical Storm FRANK 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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NHC Forecast Track (Tropical Storm FRANK)
Tropical Storm FRANK Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Storm FRANK Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Storm FRANK Storm-Centered Enhanced Infrared
Tropical Storm FRANK Storm-Centered Visible

Summary for Tropical Depression FRANK (EP2/EP072016)

...FRANK WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION... ...EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW LATER TODAY... As of 8:00 AM PDT Thu Jul 28 the center of FRANK was located near 23.7, -124.4 with movement WNW at 8 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1006 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

Tropical Depression FRANK Public Advisory Number 28

...FRANK WEAKENS TO A TROPICAL DEPRESSION... ...EXPECTED TO BECOME A REMNANT LOW LATER TODAY...
Location: 23.7°N 124.4°W
Max sustained: 35 mph
Moving: WNW at 8 mph
Min pressure: 1006 mb

Issued at 800 AM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

Tropical Depression FRANK Forecast Advisory Number 28

Issued at 1500 UTC THU JUL 28 2016

Tropical Depression FRANK Forecast Discussion Number 28

Issued at 800 AM PDT THU JUL 28 2016

Tropical Depression FRANK Wind Speed Probabilities Number 28

Issued at 1500 UTC THU JUL 28 2016

Tropical Depression FRANK Graphics

Tropical Depression FRANK 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:41:20 GMT

Tropical Depression FRANK 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Thu, 28 Jul 2016 15:03:36 GMT

Tropical Depression FRANK 5-Day Track, Uncertainty Cone, Warnings (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:40:26 GMT

Tropical Depression FRANK Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:39:22 GMT

Tropical Depression FRANK Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:39:24 GMT

Tropical Depression FRANK Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:39:26 GMT

Tropical Depression FRANK Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Thu, 28 Jul 2016 14:39:12 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm FRANK Spaghetti Models (UWM)

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