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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

2017 Hurricane Season Storms

Tropical Storm ARLENE
Duration April 19 – April 21 2017
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)
990 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm BRET
Duration June 19 – June 20 2017
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)
1007 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm CINDY
Duration June 20 – June 23 2017
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)
991 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm DON
Duration July 17 – July 18 2017
Peak intensity 50 mph (85 km/h) (1-min)
1005 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm EMILY
Duration July 30 – August 2 2017
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)
1001 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane FRANKLIN
Duration August 7 – August 10 2017
Peak intensity 85 mph (140 km/h) (1-min)
981 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane GERT
Duration August 12 – August 17 2017
Peak intensity 110 mph (175 km/h) (1-min)
962 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane HARVEY
Duration August 17 – September 1 2017
Peak intensity 130 mph (215 km/h) (1-min)
937 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane IRMA
Duration August 30 – September 12 2017
Peak intensity 180 mph (285 km/h) (1-min)
914 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane JOSE
Duration September 5 – September 22 2017
Peak intensity 155 mph (250 km/h) (1-min)
938 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane KATIA
Duration September 5 – September 9 2017
Peak intensity 105 mph (165 km/h) (1-min)
972 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm LEE
Duration September 14 – September 30 2017
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)
962 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane MARIA
Duration September 16 – September 30 2017
Peak intensity 175 mph (280 km/h) (1-min)
908 mbar (hPa)
Hurricane NATE
Duration October 4 – October 9 2017
Peak intensity 90 mph (150 km/h) (1-min)
981 mbar (hPa)
Major Hurricane OPHELIA
Duration October 9 – October 16 2017
Peak intensity 115 mph (185 km/h) (1-min)
959 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm PHILIPPE
Duration October 28 – October 29 2017
Peak intensity 40 mph (65 km/h) (1-min)
1000 mbar (hPa)
Tropical Storm RINA
Duration November 5 – November 9 2017
Peak intensity 60 mph (95 km/h) (1-min)
991 mbar (hPa)

5 New Pages Added To The Site: Wind Shear, SSTs, SAL, MJO and Precip Forecasts!

***Website Update – 5 New Pages Added*** Although you can find many of these maps/images on the main page of TrackTheTropics.com I went ahead and added dedicated pages for more detailed information and larger images on Wind Shear, SSTs, SAL, MJO Forecasts and Precip Forecasts. The 5 new page additions are listed below…

Atlantic […]

New Website Feature: Hurricane Hunters Live Recon In The Atlantic Basin

***New Website Feature*** Track The NOAA Hurricane Hunters Live on my site whenever they have a Recon Mission! Here is the direct link: http://trackthetropics.com/hurricane-hunters-live-recon-atlantic-basin/ you can always access this page thru the Menu on the left sidebar.

Also at the bottom of the page is their Schedule and Plan of the Day. Its updated […]

New Website Feature: Real Time Buoy and Oil Rig Data…

***New Website Feature*** Hey y’all just added a new section to the website… an interactive real time map of current Buoy and Oil Rig readings from across the globe! Also below the map is an output of all the Buoy/Rig data within 700 nautical miles of New Orleans, Louisiana. This will be yet another […]

Still Watching For Possible Tropical Development In Gulf Between June 5th and June 10th…

***MODEL WATCH*** Good afternoon y’all!! For the past couple weeks I have been talking about a possible storm in the Gulf at the beginning of June to start the 2014 Hurricane Season and models still continue to show this possibility…

Here is the latest GFS that just ran today 5-30-14 12Z showing a […]

Continuing to Monitor The NW Carribbean For Possible Development…

***MODEL WATCH 5-26-14*** The GFS, FIM and CMC today continue to show development coming out of the Caribbean somewhere between June 2nd – 6th timeframe. The CMC today is the most aggressive showing a possible Tropical Storm in the Gulf June 3rd an…d the GFS just showing a disturbance/depression at most. Right now with […]

2014 Hurricane Season Forecasts by NOAA, CSU, TWC, GWO etc…

NOAA today released their 2014 Hurricane Season Forecast calling for an average to below average season… The main driver of this year’s outlook is the anticipated development of El Niño this summer. El Niño causes stronger wind shear, which reduces the number and intensity of tropical storms and hurricanes. El Niño can also strengthen […]

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Chart

First Tropical Wave Of Hurricane Season 2014 – Possible Development?

Hey guys just wanted to point out our first Tropical Wave of the season getting close to the Caribbean today. The GFS long range model for the past 3 days has actually been hinting at developing this in 10 to 15 days when it enters the Western Caribbean. Long range conditions do look […]

Model Pages Added To LHC!

Hey guys I’m still working hard on this new website and wanted to let y’all know about an excellent new addition… new model pages that are updated daily with the latest GFS, EURO and CMC (GEM) model runs! In the image I pointed out the location of the page links on my site to […]

Welcome To Track The Tropics!

Hey y’all I have been working on a website for the Facebook page. Welcome to TrackTheTropics.com… easy to remember right?? I just started adding content to it so there will be much more added in the future like blog posts, more graphics, model runs, links etc… this is just the start. It will help […]

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Remnants of Kirk
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Important Links: NHC Discussion / NHC Public Advisory / NHC Forecast / NHC Archive
***Last advisory issued on 9/24/18 but still monitoring remnants*** Kirk Projected Path
Kirk Floaters: TropicalTidbits - WeatherNerds Kirk Intensity Forecasts Kirk Intensity Forecasts Kirk Model Tracks Kirk Model Tracks Kirk Model Tracks EURO/GFS Ensembles from WeatherNerds

Investigation Area 98L
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EURO/GFS Ensembles from WeatherNerds

Gulf / East Coast Radar Loops

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Tropical Intensity Index


Wind Shear

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

Oceanic Heat Content


Wind Shear

Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential


Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential

Current Wind Shear


Wind Shear

Wind Shear

Wind Shear

Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly


Sea Surface Temperature Analomy
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Shear Tendency Past 24 Hours


Wind Shear

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24 hour Future Wind Shear

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Current Wind Direction

Current Sea Surface Tempatures


Sea Surface Temps

Sea Surface Temps Anomaly

ASCAT Data (Ascending/Descending)


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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