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Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
Category Wind Speed Storm Surge
  mph ft
5 ≥157 >18
4 130–156 13–18
3 111–129 9–12
2 96–110 6–8
1 74–95 4–5
Additional Classifications
Tropical Storm 39–73 0–3
Tropical Depression 0–38 0
The Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale is a classification used for most Western Hemisphere tropical cyclones that exceed the intensities of "tropical depressions" and "tropical storms", and thereby become hurricanes. Source: Intellicast

Beaufort Wind Scale

Number Of Storms Per 100 Yrs

Atlantic Basin Storm Count Since 1850


Atlantic Basin Storm Count Since 1850

Typical Tropical Cyclone Origins and Track By Month



June Hurricane Climatology

July Hurricane Climatology

August Hurricane Climatology

September Hurricane Climatology

October Hurricane Climatology

November Hurricane Climatology

Hurricane Strike Percentages


[Map of return period in years for hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles] Estimated return period in years for hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles of various locations on the U.S. Coast


[Map of return period in years for major hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles] Estimated return period in years for major hurricanes passing within 50 nautical miles of various locations on the U.S. Coast


CONUS Hurricane Strikes

 
[Map of 1950-2011 CONUS Hurricane Strikes] 1950-2011 CONUS Hurricane Strikes (Courtesy of NCDC)

Lookup Historic Hurricane Tracks



Hurricane Katrina Track 2005

Hurricane Season 2016

Louisiana Hurricane Center is the #1 source to track the tropics 24/7 and keep up to date on any potential threats to the U.S. coast during the Atlantic Hurricane Season! Hurricane Season 2016 starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th.

2 Day Tropical Weather OutlookAtlantic 2 Day GTWO graphic



5 Day Tropical Weather OutlookAtlantic 5 Day GTWO graphic

Tropical Cyclone Formation Probabilities

Ensemble-based Probability (%) of TC Genesis Consensus (NCEP, FNMOC, CMC and ECMWF)
00Z run 0-120 Hours

12Z run 0-120 Hours

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Hurricane Season 2016 Graphical Marine Forecast
Current Marine Forecast

Hurricane Season 2016 Model Forecasts

GFS 00Z Forecast (Initializes at 10:25PM CDT)
GFS 12Z Forecast(Initializes at 10:25AM CDT)
EURO 00Z Forecast(Initializes at 2:20AM CDT)
EURO 12Z Forecast(Initializes at 2:20PM CDT)
GEM (Canadian) 00Z Forecast(Initializes at 11:00PM CDT)
GEM (Canadian) 12Z Forecast(Initializes at 11:00AM CDT)

NEW Combined GFS/EURO/GEM/NAVGEM Model Page

Current Tropical Surface Analysis Maps

Tropical Atlantic
Current Tropical Atlantic Analysis

Southwest Atlantic
Current Southwest Atlantic Analysis

Gulf of Mexico
Current Gulf of Mexico Analysis
Gulf Buoy Data
Current Gulf of Mexico Buoy Data

Southeast US Coast
Current Southeast US Coast Analysis
Southeast Coast Buoy Data
Current Southeast US Coast Buoy Data

Caribbean
Current Caribbean Analysis
Caribbean Buoy Data
Current Caribbean Buoy Data

Favorable Conditions for Development


12 Hour Forecast 12 Hour Favorable Conditions for Tropical Development Forecast

24 Hour Forecast 24 Hour Favorable Conditions for Tropical Development Forecast

48 Hour Forecast 48 Hour Favorable Conditions for Tropical Development Forecast

72 Hour Forecast 72 Hour Favorable Conditions for Tropical Development Forecast

Tropical Intensity Index


Wind Shear

Oceanic Heat Content


Wind Shear

Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential


Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential

Tropical Cyclone Intensification Potential


Wind Shear

Current Wind Shear


Wind Shear

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Wind Shear

Shear Tendency Past 24 Hours


Wind Shear

Future Shear Forecasts


24 hour Future Wind Shear

48 hour Future Wind Shear

72 hour Future Wind Shear

Current Wind Direction

Current Sea Surface Tempatures


Sea Surface Temps

Sea Surface Temps Anomaly

ASCAT Data (Ascending/Descending)


Ascending ASCAT

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Future Surface Analysis Forecasts


24 Hour NHC Forecast 24 Hour NHC Surface Analysis Forecast

48 Hour NHC Forecast 48 Hour NHC Surface Analysis Forecast

72 Hour NHC Forecast 72 Hour NHC Surface Analysis Forecast