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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

Global Tropics Hazards and Benefits Outlook
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NHC Forecast Track (Hurricane JOSE)
Hurricane JOSE Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Hurricane JOSE Storm-Centered Infrared
Hurricane JOSE Storm-Centered Infrared (Aviation Color Enhancement)
Hurricane JOSE Storm-Centered Visible

Summary for Tropical Storm Jose (AT2/AL122017)

...JOSE WEAKENS AS IT MOVES OVER COOLER OCEAN WATERS... ...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL MORE DAYS... As of 5:00 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 the center of Jose was located near 38.4, -70.3 with movement NE at 8 mph. The minimum central pressure was 975 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 65 mph.

Tropical Storm Jose Public Advisory Number 60

...JOSE WEAKENS AS IT MOVES OVER COOLER OCEAN WATERS... ...DANGEROUS SURF AND RIP CURRENTS ALONG THE U.S. EAST COAST WILL CONTINUE FOR SEVERAL MORE DAYS...
Location: 38.4°N 70.3°W
Max sustained: 65 mph
Moving: NE at 8 mph
Min pressure: 975 mb

Issued at 500 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

Tropical Storm Jose Forecast Advisory Number 60

Issued at 0900 UTC WED SEP 20 2017

Tropical Storm Jose Forecast Discussion Number 60

Issued at 500 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

Tropical Storm Jose Wind Speed Probabilities Number 60

Issued at 0900 UTC WED SEP 20 2017

Tropical Storm Jose Graphics

Tropical Storm Jose 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:47:30 GMT

Tropical Storm Jose 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:47:30 GMT

Local Statement for New York City, NY

Issued at 1130 PM EDT Tue Sep 19 2017

Local Statement for Boston, MA

Issued at 446 AM EDT Wed Sep 20 2017

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

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:48:03 GMT

Tropical Storm Jose Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:48:04 GMT

Tropical Storm Jose Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:48:04 GMT

Tropical Storm Jose Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:48:04 GMT

Tropical Storm Jose Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:40:32 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiHurricane JOSE Spaghetti Models (SFWMD)
SpaghettiHurricane JOSE Spaghetti Models (UWM)

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Satellite Animations

NHC Forecast Track (Tropical Depression NORMA)
Tropical Depression NORMA Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Depression NORMA Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Depression NORMA Storm-Centered Enhanced Infrared
Tropical Depression NORMA Storm-Centered Visible

Summary for Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma (EP2/EP172017)

...NORMA BECOMES A REMNANT LOW, THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY... As of 8:00 PM PDT Tue Sep 19 the center of Norma was located near 22.1, -115.6 with movement WNW at 7 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1007 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Public Advisory Number 23

...NORMA BECOMES A REMNANT LOW, THIS IS THE LAST ADVISORY...
Location: 22.1°N 115.6°W
Max sustained: 35 mph
Moving: WNW at 7 mph
Min pressure: 1007 mb

Issued at 800 PM PDT Tue Sep 19 2017

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Forecast Advisory Number 23

Issued at 0300 UTC WED SEP 20 2017

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Forecast Discussion Number 23

Issued at 800 PM PDT Tue Sep 19 2017

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Wind Speed Probabilities Number 23

Issued at 0300 UTC WED SEP 20 2017

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Graphics

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:36:19 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:34:53 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma 5-Day Track, Uncertainty Cone, Warnings (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:37:10 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:37:10 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:37:10 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:37:10 GMT

Post-Tropical Cyclone Norma Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 02:32:24 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiTropical Depression NORMA Spaghetti Models (UWM)

Satellite Imagery

Satellite Animations

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

Summary for Hurricane Maria (AT5/AL152017)

...CORE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MARIA NEARING PUERTO RICO... As of 5:00 AM AST Wed Sep 20 the center of Maria was located near 17.9, -65.6 with movement NW at 10 mph. The minimum central pressure was 917 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 155 mph.

Hurricane Maria Public Advisory Number 17

...CORE OF EXTREMELY DANGEROUS HURRICANE MARIA NEARING PUERTO RICO...
Location: 17.9°N 65.6°W
Max sustained: 155 mph
Moving: NW at 10 mph
Min pressure: 917 mb

Issued at 500 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017

Hurricane Maria Forecast Advisory Number 17

Issued at 0900 UTC WED SEP 20 2017

Hurricane Maria Forecast Discussion Number 17

Issued at 500 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017

Hurricane Maria Wind Speed Probabilities Number 17

Issued at 0900 UTC WED SEP 20 2017

Hurricane Maria Graphics

Hurricane Maria 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:54:46 GMT

Hurricane Maria 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 03:28:41 GMT

Local Statement for Puerto Rico / V.I.

Issued at 0

Local Statement for Puerto Rico / V.I.

Issued at 218 AM AST Wed Sep 20 2017

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

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:55:06 GMT

Hurricane Maria Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:55:06 GMT

Hurricane Maria Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:55:06 GMT

Hurricane Maria Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Wed, 20 Sep 2017 05:55:06 GMT

Hurricane Maria Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Wed, 20 Sep 2017 08:58:01 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.

SpaghettiHurricane MARIA Spaghetti Models (SFWMD)
SpaghettiHurricane MARIA Spaghetti Models (UWM)

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