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Atlantic Tropical Weather Outlook

 

Latest Atlantic Basin Storm Advisories

(Click on storm names below for additional information)

FAY

GONZALO


Eastern Pacific Tropical Weather Outlook


Click HERE for Tropical Satellite Imagery

Full Disk IR
Tropical Atlantic IR
Gulf/Caribbean IR
Caribbean IR
Gulf of Mexico IR
Tropical Floater 1 - IR Tropical Floater 1 - IR Color
Tropical Floater 2 - IR Tropical Floater 2 - IR Color
Tropical Floater 3 - IR Tropical Floater 3 - IR Color
Tropical Floater 4 - IR Tropical Floater 4 - IR Color
Tropical Floater 5 - IR Tropical Floater 5 - IR Color


2014 Tropical Names

ATLANTIC BASIN EAST PACIFIC BASIN
Arthur
Bertha
Cristobal
Dolly
Edouard
Fay
Gonzalo
Hanna
Isaias
Josephine
Kyle
Laura
Marco
Nana
Omar
Paulette
Rene
Sally
Teddy
Vicky
Wilfred
Amanda
Boris
Cristina
Douglas
Elida
Fausto
Genevieve
Hernan
Iselle
Julio
Karina
Lowell
Marie
Norbert
Odile
Polo
Rachel
Simon
Trudy
Vance
Winnie
Xavier
Yolanda
Zeke

2011 Tropical Names and Satellite Imagery
Click on the names below for high resolution satellite imagery.

ATLANTIC BASIN EAST PACIFIC BASIN
Arlene - TS (Vis01, Vis02, Vis03, IR01, IR02)
Bret - TS (Vis01, Vis02, IR01, IR02)
Cindy - TS (Vis01, Vis02, IR01, IR02, IR03, IR04)

Don - TS (Vis01, Vis02, Vis03)
Emily - TS (Vis01, Vis02, Vis03, Vis04, IR01, IR02, IR03)

Franklin - TS (Vis01, IR01, IR02)
Gert - TS (Vis01, IR01, IR02)
Harvey - TS (Vis01, Vis02, IR01, IR02)

Irene - CAT3 (Vis01, Vis02, Vis03, Vis04, IR01, IR02)
Tropical Depression 10 (VIS01, IR01, IR02)
Jose - TS (VIS01, IR01, IR02)
Katia - CAT4 (Vis01, Vis02, Vis03, Vis04, Vis05, Vis06,
            IR01, IR02)

Lee - TS (Vis01, Vis02, IR01, IR02)
Maria
Nate
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
Tammy
Vince
Whitney

 
Adrian
Beatriz
Calvin
Dora
Eugene
Fernanda
Greg
Hilary
Irwin
Jova
Kenneth
Lidia
Max
Norma
Otis
Pilar
Ramon
Selma
Todd
Veronica
Wiley
Xina
York
Zelda

2009 Tropical Names and Satellite Imagery
Click on the names below for high resolution satellite imagery.

Tropical Depression 1
Ana - TS
Bill
- CAT 4 (Bill 2, Bill 3, Bill 4, Bill 5)
Claudette - TS

Danny - TS
Erika - TS
Fred - CAT 3
(Fred 2)
Tropical Depression 8

Grace - TS
Henri - TS

2008 Tropical Names and Satellite Imagery

Arthur - TS
Bertha - CAT 3
Cristobal - TS
Dolly - CAT 2
Edouard - TS
Fay - TS
Gustav - CAT 4 (Gustav 2  Gustav3  Gustav 4  Gustav 5  Gustav 6
Gustav 7  Gustav 8 Gustav 9 Gustav 10 Gustav11)

Hanna - CAT 1
Ike - CAT 4
Josephine - TS
Kyle - CAT 1 (Kyle 2)
Laura - TS
Marco - TS (Marco 2)
Nana - TS
Omar - CAT 3 (Omar 2)
Tropical Depression 16
Paloma - CAT 4  (Paloma2  Paloma 3  Paloma 4  Paloma 5  Paloma 6
                              Paloma 7  Paloma 8  Paloma 9  Paloma 10)

2007 Tropical Names and Satellite Imagery

Andrea - STS
Barry - TS
Chantal - TS
Dean - CAT 5
Erin - TS
Felix - CAT 5
Gabrielle - TS
Humberto - CAT 1
Ingrid - TS
Tropical Depression 10
Jerry - TS
Karen - CAT 1
Lorenzo - CAT 1
Melissa - TS
Tropical Depression 15
Noel - CAT 1
Olga - TS

NWS Coastal Radars

Brownsville, TX Tallahassee, FL Wilmington, NC San Juan, PR
Corpus Christi, TX Tampa, FL Morehead City, NC Hilo, HI
Houston, TX Key West, FL Wakefield, VA Kohala, HI
Lake Charles, LA Miami, FL Dover AFB, NJ Molokai, HI
New Orleans, LA Melbourne, FL New York, NY Kauai, HI
Mobile, AL Jacksonville, FL Boston, MA Guam
Panama City, FL Charleston, SC Portland, ME Mexico Radars

Sea Surface Temperatures
 


Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale

Category 1 74-95 mph 64-82 knots
Category 2 96-110 mph 83-95 knots
Category 3 111-130 mph 96-113 knots
Category 4 131-155 mph 114-135 knots
Category 5 >155 mph >135 knots

Retired Hurricane Names by Year

1954:  Hazel 1955: Connie, Diane, Ione, Janet 1957:  Audrey 1959:  Gracie
1960:  Donna 1961:  Carla, Hattie 1963:  Flora 1964:  Cleo, Dora, Hilda
1965:  Betsy, Carol 1966:  Inez 1967:  Beulah 1968:  Edna
1969:  Camille 1970:  Celia 1972:  Agnes 1974:  Carmen, Fifi
1975:  Eloise 1977:  Anita 1979:  David, Frederick 1980:  Allen
1983:  Alicia 1985:  Elena, Gloria 1988:  Gilbert, Joan 1989:  Hugo
1990:  Diana, Klaus 1991:  Bob 1992:  Andrew 1995:  Luis, Marilyn, Opal, Roxanne
1996:  Cesar, Fran, Hortense 1998:  Georges, Mitch 1999:  Floyd, Lenny 2000:  Keith
2001:  Allison, Iris, Michelle 2002:  Isidore, Lili 2003:  Fabian, Isabel, Juan 2004:  Charley, Frances, Ivan, Jeanne
2005:  Dennis, Katrina, Rita, Stan, Wilma 2007:  Dean, Felix, Noel 2008:  Gustav, Ike, Paloma 2010:  Igor, Tomas
2011:  Irene 2012:  Sandy    

 

Most Intense Atlantic Storms
Storm Lowest Pressure (mb) Lowest Pressure (in)
(1) 2005 Hurricane Wilma 882 mb 26.04 in
(2) 1988 Hurricane Gilbert 888 mb 26.22 in
(3) 1935 Florida Keys 892 mb 26.34 in
(4) 2005 Hurricane Rita 897 mb 26.48 in
(5) 1980 Hurricane Allen 899 mb 26.54 in
(6) 2005 Hurricane Katrina 902 mb 26.63 in
(7) 1998 Hurricane Mitch 905 mb 26.72 in
(8) 2007 Hurricane Dean 906 mb 26.75 in
(9) 1969 Hurricane Camille 909 mb 26.84 in
(10) 2004 Hurricane Ivan 910 mb 26.87 in
(11) 2003 Hurricane Isabel 915 mb 27.01 in
(12) 1989 Hurricane Hugo 918 mb 27.10 in
(13) 1992 Hurricane Andrew 922 mb 27.22 in

A Visit to the Tropical Prediction Center/National Hurricane Center.  Click HERE for photos and details!

Mike Ridgeway (left) and Don Wheeler (right)  with former National Hurricane Center Director Max Mayfield (center)
(We're Not Worthy!!!!)

Jerry Jarrell, former director of the National Hurricane Center, and meteorologist Don Wheeler