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SystemTimePositionMovement (kts)Winds (kts)Pressure (mb)Category
02L272100Z28.5N 74.7WWNW 11301009
Tropical Depression 02L 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 Depression 02L)
Tropical Depression 02L Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Depression 02L Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Depression 02L Storm-Centered Infrared (Aviation Color Enhancement)
Tropical Depression 02L Storm-Centered Visible

Summary for Tropical Depression TWO (AT2/AL022016)

...DEPRESSION HAS NOT STRENGTHENED YET... As of 2:00 AM EDT Sat May 28 the center of TWO was located near 29.5, -76.4 with movement WNW at 12 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1009 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

Tropical Depression TWO Public Advisory Number 2A

...DEPRESSION HAS NOT STRENGTHENED YET...
Location: 29.5°N 76.4°W
Max sustained: 35 mph
Moving: WNW at 12 mph
Min pressure: 1009 mb

Issued at 200 AM EDT SAT MAY 28 2016

Tropical Depression TWO Forecast Advisory Number 2

Issued at 0300 UTC SAT MAY 28 2016

Tropical Depression TWO Forecast Discussion Number 2

Issued at 1100 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

Tropical Depression TWO Wind Speed Probabilities Number 2

Issued at 0300 UTC SAT MAY 28 2016

Tropical Depression TWO Graphics

Tropical Depression TWO 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Sat, 28 May 2016 05:33:42 GMT

Tropical Depression TWO 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Sat, 28 May 2016 03:03:33 GMT

Local Statement for Wilmington, NC

Issued at 1122 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

Local Statement for Charleston, SC

Issued at 1130 PM EDT FRI MAY 27 2016

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

GIS Data last updated Sat, 28 May 2016 05:32:47 GMT

Tropical Depression TWO Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 28 May 2016 02:30:34 GMT

Tropical Depression TWO Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 28 May 2016 02:30:36 GMT

Tropical Depression TWO Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Sat, 28 May 2016 02:30:38 GMT

Tropical Depression TWO Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Sat, 28 May 2016 05:32:13 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Depression 02L Spaghetti Models (SFWMD)
SpaghettiTropical Depression 02L Spaghetti Models (UWM)

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