My Hurricane Page
This page contains informative material on the current hurricane conditions. The Saffir-Simpson Scale (below) categorizes hurricanes by their
strength and the hurricane tracker shows the current position of all hurricanes in the Atlantic. You can find
more information such as surface pressure, winds, or position of any hurricane at the National Hurricane Center Home Page.
|Tropical Cyclone Classification
||65+kts or 74+mph
|Saffir-Simpson Scale for Hurricane Classification
||Wind Speed (Kts)
||Wind Speed (MPH)
||65- 82 kts
||74- 95 mph
||83- 95 kts
Storm tracks are plotted after the new forecasts are received. All plotted times are UT (GMT). The track color indicates the maximum sustained wind at that point in the track. The wind speed can be determined from the scale in the lower left corner of the map. Solid tracks are the past history of the storm, while dotted tracks show the current forecast. The current position of a storm is shown with an arrow indicating the storm's current direction of motion. The arrow is color coded using the maximum sustained wind, just like the track. The numbers along the track (like 17/1500) give the date and time of the data (UT), e.g. 17/1500 is the 17th of the month at 15:00 UT.
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