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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)
KARINA201500Z15.8N 136.6W50998
LOWELL201500Z19.1N 121.2WNW 0445996
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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 KARINA)
Tropical Storm KARINA Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Storm KARINA Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Storm KARINA Storm-Centered Enhanced Infrared
Tropical Storm KARINA Storm-Centered Visible

NHC Eastern Pacific Wallet 1 - Tropical Storm KARINA (EP112014)

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:52:25 GMT

Summary for Tropical Storm KARINA (EP1/EP112014)

...KARINA BARELY MOVING... As of 2:00 PM PDT Wed Aug 20 the center of KARINA was located near 15.7, -136.7 with movement Stationary. The minimum central pressure was 994 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

Tropical Storm KARINA Public Advisory Number 32

...KARINA BARELY MOVING...
Location: 15.7°N 136.7°W
Max sustained: 65 mph
Moving: Stationary
Min pressure: 994 mb

Issued at 200 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm KARINA Forecast Advisory Number 32

Issued at 2100 UTC WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm KARINA Forecast Discussion Number 32

Issued at 200 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm KARINA Wind Speed Probabilities Number 32

Issued at 2100 UTC WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm KARINA Graphics

Tropical Storm KARINA 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:46:17 GMT

Tropical Storm KARINA 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:04:45 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:23 GMT

Tropical Storm KARINA Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:13 GMT

Tropical Storm KARINA Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:15 GMT

Tropical Storm KARINA Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:19 GMT

Tropical Storm KARINA Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:58 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm 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)

Wed, 20 Aug 2014 23:52:25 GMT

Summary for Tropical Storm LOWELL (EP2/EP122014)

...LOWELL A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT CONTINUES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD FAR FROM LAND... As of 2:00 PM PDT Wed Aug 20 the center of LOWELL was located near 19.4, -121.5 with movement NW at 5 mph. The minimum central pressure was 988 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

Tropical Storm LOWELL Public Advisory Number 12

...LOWELL A LITTLE STRONGER AS IT CONTINUES SLOWLY NORTHWESTWARD FAR FROM LAND...
Location: 19.4°N 121.5°W
Max sustained: 65 mph
Moving: NW at 5 mph
Min pressure: 988 mb

Issued at 200 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Forecast Advisory Number 12

Issued at 2100 UTC WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Forecast Discussion Number 12

Issued at 200 PM PDT WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Wind Speed Probabilities Number 12

Issued at 2100 UTC WED AUG 20 2014

Tropical Storm LOWELL Graphics

Tropical Storm LOWELL 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:35:51 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 21:05:30 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:34:53 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:30:59 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:31:02 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:31:05 GMT

Tropical Storm LOWELL Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:31:12 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Storm LOWELL Spaghetti (UWM)

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