Current Tropics Activity

Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale
CategoryWind SpeedStorm Surge
 mphft
5≥157>18
4130–15613–18
3111–1299–12
296–1106–8
174–954–5
Additional Classifications
Tropical Storm39–730–3
Tropical Depression0–380
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

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 passing within 50 nautical miles of various locations on the U.S. Coast

CONUS Hurricane Strikes

1950-2017
[Map of 1950-2017 CONUS Hurricane Strikes]
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Lookup Historic Hurricane Tracks

Hurricane Katrina Track 2005

Typical Tropical Cyclone Origins and Tracks by Month

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November Hurricane Climatology

Tropical Storm Ana 2015 Archive

Tropical Storm Ana historical Information: On May 3, the National Hurricane Center began highlighting the expected formation of a non-tropical area of low pressure north of the Bahamas. Early on May 6, a weak surface low was associated with a broad upper trough as disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity extended across Florida, The Bahamas, […]

Early start to the 2015 Hurricane Season?

Good afternoon… hope everyone is having a great weekend! We are now less than a month away from the official start of the 2015 Hurricane Season and it seems their is a chance we might get started a little early. All major models are showing a possible weak area of low pressure forming just […]

Hurricane Season 2014 Review – The Below Average Season Is OVER!

November 30th was the official end of the 2014 Hurricane Season!! This season as predicted by most was a very slow below average season marking another year without a major hurricane hitting the United States. It has now been a record breaking nine years since a major Hurricane (Cat 3 or higher) has hit […]

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 Wind […]

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 daily […]

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 great […]

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 possible […]

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 models […]

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 the […]

2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season Tracking Chart

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10-Day GFS of 3-Hourly Precipitation

Tropical Intensity Index

Tropical Intensity Index

Current Vorticity

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Current Vorticity
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Current Vorticity

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

Maximum Potential Hurricane Intensity

Maximum Potential Hurricane Intensity

Saharan Air Layer (Dry Air)

Saharan Air Layer (SAL)
Saharan Air Layer (SAL)

Current Wind / Wave Analysis

Saharan Air Layer (SAL)

Global Jet Stream & 250 mb

Vertical Wind Shear

Current Sea Surface Tempatures


Sea Surface Temps
Sea Surface Temps
Gulf Of Mexico
Sea Surface Temps

Sea Surface Temperature Anomaly


Sea Surface Temperature Analomy
Sea Surface Temps Anomaly

Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential

Wind Shear
Wind Shear
Tropical Cyclone Heat Potential

Current Wind Shear


Wind Shear
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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

Vertical Wind Shear

Vertical Wind Shear
Vertical Wind Shear

Current Wind Direction

ASCAT Data (Ascending/Descending)


Ascending ASCAT

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Atlantic Sea Height / Waves

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Global / Atlantic Wave Heights

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