Tropical Weather

Hurricanes, Typhoons, Satellite Imagery and Forecasts

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R. Hays Cummins , Western Program, Miami University


Welcome! It is 12:11:35 AM on Friday, April 25, 2014. This page has served 125822 hurricane watchers.Last update: Wednesday, December 10, 2008.


How did El Nino '97-'98 impact the '98 Atlantic hurricane season? Well, once La Nina started, the season really cranked up! We have 5077 Days before the 2000 season ends!

SuperTyphoon Angela, November, 1995

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Special! A Chronology of Category 5 Hurricane Mitch

Ah! October is the month of beautiful seasonal change. Leaves change color and drop as the northern hemisphere prepares for winter. Occasionally, a tropical system develops that turns out to be very impressive despite seasonal changes which lurk just north of a system. Hurricane Mitch rapidly intensified on Saturday, Oct. 24 in the western Caribbean--pressures dropped about 27 millibars in 13 hours, 49 mb in 22 hours! Yet, the best was yet to come!

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As of 11/8/98, there are estimates of over 13,000 people killed in Central America, mostly from mud slides and river flooding. Absolutely unbelievable. Sometimes I forget about the impact of extreme weather phenomena on people.

Satellite image sources include CIMSS, NRL Monterey, NASA and NOAA

Rationale:

Hurricanes (Table of Contents on this Page!)

I separated this site from the main weather site to make the info more accessible for Tropical Weather Lovers and hasten download time. It includes My Favorite Sources of Tropical Information, Reconnaissance Information, Buoy Data, Satellite Movies , Single Frame Satellite Imagery, Spectacular Imagery from Previous Years , Computer Models , Radar , Predictive Forecasting Tools, the Saffir-Simpson Scale of Hurricane Intensity and a Temperature and Pressure Conversion Chart. Thanks to all of the wonderful organizations and resources on the Net!

Other Pages at This Site:

Main Street Weather (Weather Home Base!!)

"Text Only" Link

of the same weather sites. Not as interesting, but download time is much quicker!

Radar and Severe Weather

Get the latest predictions on severe weather

Midwest Weather!

Numerical Models and Forecasting Page

Just the Maps & Views!

While far from complete, these downloaded views provide for a satisfying overview of North American Weather.

Satellite Downloads and Other Maps

Real-time satellite movies automatically downloaded.

Movie Page focusing on the Tropics!

Satellite Links

A complete text listing of satellite images and movies.

On slow connections, go to the "Hurricane Links Only" Page.


Spotlighted Imagery Randomly Generated for Your Viewing Pleasure!

Nature's Show: El Nino has fueled some impressive storms in the east Pacific! Here is a Visible image of Hurricane Linda, labeled as the strongest hurricane on record in the Eastern Pacific Basin. Linda had estimated sustained winds of 165 kts! and a surface pressure less than 900mb on 9/12/97. From GOES Hot Stuff!

Search a DATABASE of Hurricane Sites!


My Favorite Sources of Tropical Information

ATLANTIC OCEAN (Recon, Outlooks, Advisories & Discussions-- Ohio State Link)

Hurricanes and Tropical Weather OSU NHC UNCC FSU
Tropical Weather Outlook Latest Latest Latest Archive
Tropical Weather Discussion Latest Latest Latest Archive
NCEP Tropical Desk Latest NA Latest Archive
Monthly Tropical Summary Latest Latest Latest Archive
Public Advisory Latest Latest Latest Latest
Latest Storm Discussion Latest Latest Latest Latest
Strike Probabilities Latest Latest Latest Latest
Marine Advisory / Forecast Latest Latest Latest Latest
RECON~Vortex Messages Latest Everything Archive Atlantic
Hurricane MODELS/RECON Archives Hunters Models NA

Courtesy of UNISYS: Tropical Data (Click on Map for a Larger View)

EAST PACIFIC OCEAN (Recon, outlooks, & discussions-- Ohio State Link)

WEST PACIFIC OCEAN (Recon, outlooks, & discussions-- Ohio State Link )

INDIAN OCEAN (Recon, outlooks, & discussions--Ohio State Link)


Hurricane and Other Weather Queries!

The database has a very large number of links and descriptions of URLs on tropical weather, ecology, and earth science. Just type in a few key words!

Enter some key words to search by (Images, specific storms, NHC reports, typhoons, tracks, etc.):

Find pages with of these words and return results.

Detailed Results Search Phonetically Begins With Searching 

Search for key words found only in: URLs Titles Header

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A Potpourri of Wonderful Sources (Continued!)

See a Fantastic Movie of Seasonal Change as Seen from Space OR Why an axial tilt of 23.5 degrees is important!

Reconnaissance Information

How to Decode Recon information: Compliments of the Hurricane Hunters

Actual Recon Observations

Buoy Info, Etc. Gulf of Mexico/Atlantic/Pacific Marine Forecasts

Bahamas Marine Forecast

Satellite Imagery Previous RAMMT Satellite Discussions from NOAA

MPEG Satellite Movies (IR, VIS, & Water Vapor)

Satellite Single Frame Images (IR, Vis & Water Vapor)

Computer Models NGM, ETA, Aviation, MRF

(You are bounced to the numerical models page for links)

Spectacular Movies and Images from Previous Years Use Quicktime 4 for best results!

You'll need Apple's Quicktime to view these movies.

1999 Hurricanes & Typhoons

Predictive Forecasting Tools, Wind Shear Maps & Sea Surface Temperatures

Dr. Gray's Famous Long-Range Hurricane Forecasting Predictions


Satellite Sites (Single Frame Pictures)


NRL Monterey Single Frame Satellite Imagery
Atlantic
East Atlantic
East Pacific
West Pacific
Atlantic GOES 8- IR
East Atlantic (Africa) IR
E Pacific GOES 10 IR
West Pacific GMS 5 IR
Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
East Atlantic Visible
E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
Atlantic GOES 8 Visible
East Atlantic Water Vapor
E Pacific GOES 10 Visible
West Pacific GMS 5 Visible

NOAA Satellite Sites--These guys do it right!


NOAA Geostationary Satellite IMAGE Server
Atlantic Images
Other Hurricane Sectors
East Pacific
GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR IR Image
GOES 8 Puerto Rico SECTOR IR Image
GOES 10 Western US SECTOR IR Image
GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Visible Image
GOES 8 Puerto Rico SECTOR Visible Image
GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Visible Image
GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor Image
GOES 8 Puerto Rico SECTOR Water Vapor Image
GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Water Vapor Image
GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR IR Image
Coast Watch- Gulf of Mexico IR
Coast Watch- Central Pacific Visible
GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Visible Image
Coast Watch- Gulf of Mexico Visible
Coast Watch- Central Pacific IR
GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Water Vapor Image
Coast Watch- Gulf of Mexico Water Vapor
Coast Watch- Central Pacific Water Vapor
Coast Watch- Bahamas IR
Coast Watch- Bahamas Visible
GOES 10 East Pacific IR

  • GOES Server Home Page (It All Starts Here)
  • GOES 8 US Sector
  • GOES 10 Sector
  • GOES 8/9 Composite Sector
  • GOES 8 HURRICANE TRACKING SECTORS Terrific Resource during Tropical Season
  • GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR IR Image with Long and Lat
  • IR MPEG Movie
  • GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Visible Image with Long and Lat
  • VIS MPEG Movie
  • GOES 9 Hurricane Sector (Latest images for East Pacific Storms!)
  • Latest Visible
  • Latest IR
  • Archives (Parent Directory)
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    NOAA GOES 8 Hurricane Sector Water Vapor Image. (Click on Map for a Larger View)

  • NOAA GOES 8 Hurricane Sector Water Vapor MPEG Movie
  • GOES CONUS (A Potporrii of American imagery. Check this Out!)
  • GOES Hot Stuff: (For the latest & greatest unusual images!)
  • Univ of Wisconsin (Known for their Hi-Res Imagery and Tropical Imagery))

  • Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (Great "Jump-Off" point)
  • Wisconsin High Resolution Visible (GOES 8)
  • Wisconsin High Resolution IR (GOES 8)
  • Wisconsin Water Vapor (GOES 8)
  • Tropical Cyclone Page (Univ of Wisconsin-Lots of Great Images & Movies)
  • Ohio State Satellite Graphics-The Complete NAVIGATION

    Univ of Washington (Excellent imagery over a wide range of longitudes)

    GOES 8 (Wide coverage across N. America into the Atlantic)

    GOES 10 (West coast, central & east Pacific)

    University of Hawaii

    UNISYS Satellite Selections (An Excellent All Purpose Site!)

  • US Surface Map/VIS-Infrared Composite
  • Eastern US Infrared
  • Eastern US Enhanced IR
  • The Weather Channel- An impressive collection of of low resolution images, many from unique locations around the world. Not so good for printing, but great for viewing because of the pleasant contrast between the ocean, land, and enhanced cloud tops.

    These maps are shown within html pages at the Weather Channel.

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    Satellite Movies

    ( Click Here for Select Real-Time Satellite Movies Already Downloaded on Another Page)


    NOAA Geostationary Satellite MOVIE Server
    Atlantic Movies
    Hurricane Sector Movies
    East Pacific
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR IR Movie
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR IR Movie
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR IR Movie
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Visible Movie
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Visible Movie
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Visible Movie
    GOES 8 Eastern US SECTOR Water Vapor Movie
    GOES 8 Hurricane SECTOR Water Vapor Movie
    GOES 10 Western US SECTOR Water Vapor Movie

    NRL Monterey Satellite Movies

    Atlantic Movies
    East Pacific Movies
    West Pacific Movies
    Atlantic GOES 8- IR
    E Pacific GOES 10 IR
    West Pacific GMS 5 IR
    Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
    E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
    West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
    Atlantic GOES 8 Visible
    E Pacific GOES 10 Visible
    West Pacific GMS 5 Visible

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    The World Montage

     

    Univ of Wisconsin JAVA Satellite Movies

    Atlantic JAVA Movies
    East Atlantic JAVA Movies
    East Pacific JAVA Movies
    West Pacific JAVA Movies
    Atlantic GOES 8- IR
    East Atlantic (Africa) IR
    E Pacific GOES 10 IR
    West Pacific GMS 5 IR
    Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
    NA
    E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
    West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
    Atlantic GOES 8 Enhanced
    East Atlantic Water Vapor
    E Pacific GOES 10 Enhanced
    West Pacific GMS 5 Enhanced

     

    Univ of Wisconsin FLI Format Movies

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    Atlantic FLI Movies
    East Atlantic FLI Movies
    East Pacific FLI Movies
    West Pacific FLI Movies
    Atlantic GOES 8- IR
    East Atlantic (Africa) IR
    E Pacific GOES 10 IR
    West Pacific GMS 5 IR
    Atlantic GOES 8 Water Vapor
    NA
    E Pacific GOES 10 Water Vapor
    West Pacific GMS 5 Water Vapor
    Atlantic GOES 8 Enhanced
    East Atlantic Water Vapor
    E Pacific GOES 10 Enhanced
    West Pacific GMS 5 Enhanced

    The Weather Channel Sat Loops

    General Thoughts: The Weather Channel provides an array of satellite movies that can't be found anywhere else on the web. Besides being so geographically diverse, the movies provide very impressive visual contrast with blue oceans, brown landscapes and white clouds. The sat loops are animated gifs.

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    Radar

    Weather Radar Sites

    Index of Regional Radars (From Intellicast )

       Florida   US Radar Loop Central Gulf Coast   Mid Atlantic   New England
    South/Central Texas Tallahassee, Fl National Radar Great Lakes/Ohio Valley   Tampa, Fl
    Miami Florida Washington, D.C. Indianapolis Charleston, SC Chicago Radar Loop


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    Other Excellent Tropical Weather Sources

     


    Saffir-Simpson Scale

    STATUS WINDS KNOTS WINDS MPH PRESSURE SURGE EXAMPLES
    Depression
    <35 kts <35 mph ------  -  
    Tropical Storm
    35-64 kts 35-73 mph ------  -  
    Category 1
    65-83 kts 74-95 mph > 980 mb

    >28.94"

     4-5 ft Danny 1997
    Category 2
    84-95 kts 96-110 mph 965-980 mb

    28.60"-28.94"

     6-8 ft Bertha 1995

    Marylyn 1996

    Category 3
    96-113 kts 111-130 mph 945-964 mb

    27.91"-28.47"

     9-12 ft Fran 1996

    Erika 1997

    Category 4
    114-134 kts 131-155 mph 920-945 mb

    27.17"-27.88"

     13-18 ft Andrew 1992
    Category 5
    135 kts+ 155 mph+ < 920 mb

    <27.17"

     > 18 ft Camille 1969

    Linda 1997


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