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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

The 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 Depression CARLOTTA)
Tropical Depression CARLOTTA Forecast Track (National Hurricane Center)
Tropical Depression CARLOTTA Storm-Centered Infrared
Tropical Depression CARLOTTA Storm-Centered Infrared (Aviation Color Enhancement)
Tropical Depression CARLOTTA Storm-Centered Visible

Summary for Tropical Depression Carlotta (EP4/EP042018)

...CARLOTTA NOT LIKELY TO LAST MUCH LONGER... As of 4:00 PM CDT Mon Jun 18 the center of Carlotta was located near 18.1, -103.3 with movement NW at 5 mph. The minimum central pressure was 1007 mb with maximum sustained winds of about 30 mph.

Tropical Depression Carlotta Public Advisory Number 17

...CARLOTTA NOT LIKELY TO LAST MUCH LONGER...
Location: 18.1°N 103.3°W
Max sustained: 30 mph
Moving: NW at 5 mph
Min pressure: 1007 mb

Issued at 400 PM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018

Tropical Depression Carlotta Forecast Advisory Number 17

Issued at 2100 UTC MON JUN 18 2018

Tropical Depression Carlotta Forecast Discussion Number 17

Issued at 400 PM CDT Mon Jun 18 2018

Tropical Depression Carlotta Wind Speed Probabilities Number 17

Issued at 2100 UTC MON JUN 18 2018

Tropical Depression Carlotta Graphics

Tropical Depression Carlotta 5-Day Uncertainty Track Image
5-Day Uncertainty Track last updated Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:37:02 GMT

Tropical Depression Carlotta 34-Knot Wind Speed Probabilities
Wind Speed Probabilities last updated Mon, 18 Jun 2018 21:25:39 GMT

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

GIS Data last updated Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:37:25 GMT

Tropical Depression Carlotta Best Track Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:37:25 GMT

Tropical Depression Carlotta Best Track Information (.kmz)

GIS Data last updated Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:37:25 GMT

Tropical Depression Carlotta Forecast Information (.shp)

GIS Data last updated Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:37:25 GMT

Tropical Depression Carlotta Information by ATCF XML Prototype

Issued at Mon, 18 Jun 2018 20:33:41 GMT. This is only a prototype and the file format may change without notice.
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