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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

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 TARA)
Tropical Storm TARA Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Storm TARA Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Storm TARA Storm-Centered Visible

Summary for Tropical Storm Tara (EP2/EP222018)

...TARA TANTALIZINGLY CLOSE TO THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO... ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE COASTS OF COLIMA AND JALISCO... As of 10:00 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 the center of Tara was located near 18.4, -104.6 with movement NW at 2 mph. The minimum central pressure was 995 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

Tropical Storm Tara Public Advisory Number 7

...TARA TANTALIZINGLY CLOSE TO THE SOUTHWESTERN COAST OF MEXICO... ...TROPICAL STORM WARNING ISSUED FOR PORTIONS OF THE COASTS OF COLIMA AND JALISCO...
Location: 18.4°N 104.6°W
Max sustained: 65 mph
Moving: NW at 2 mph
Min pressure: 995 mb

Issued at 1000 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

Tropical Storm Tara Forecast Advisory Number 7

Issued at 0300 UTC TUE OCT 16 2018

Tropical Storm Tara Forecast Discussion Number 7

Issued at 1000 PM CDT Mon Oct 15 2018

Tropical Storm Tara Wind Speed Probabilities Number 7

Issued at 0300 UTC TUE OCT 16 2018

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Tropical Storm Tara 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:34:42 GMT

Tropical Storm Tara 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Tue, 16 Oct 2018 03:21:52 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:35:07 GMT

Tropical Storm Tara Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:35:08 GMT

Tropical Storm Tara Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:35:08 GMT

Tropical Storm Tara Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:35:08 GMT

Tropical Storm Tara Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Tue, 16 Oct 2018 02:32:49 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.
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