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ATLANTIC BASIN VISIBLE
Atlantic VIS Image
ATLANTIC BASIN INFRARED
Atlantic IR Image
ATLANTIC BASIN WATER VAPOR
Atlantic WV Image
STORM TRACKS & FORECASTS
Storm Tracks Image
VIS "FLOATER"
VIS Floater Image
W-ATL     E-ATL
IR "FLOATER"
IR Floater Image
W-ATL     E-ATL


NEWS & UPDATES:

THE 2012 LIST OF ATLANTIC STORM NAMES (with dates of activity & peak intensity):
  • Alberto (19May-22May, 45kts, 998mb)
  • Beryl (26May-30May, 60kts, 992mb)
  • Chris (19Jun-22Jun, 65kts, 987mb)
  • Debby (23Jun- )
  • Ernesto
  • Florence
  • Gordon
  • Helene
  • Isaac
  • Joyce
  • Kirk
  • Leslie
  • Michael
  • Nadine
  • Oscar
  • Patty
  • Rafael
  • Sandy
  • Tony
  • Valerie
  • William

TROPICAL ATLANTIC WEATHER RESOURCES:


THE SAFFIR-SIMPSON HURRICANE WIND SCALE:

Category
TD
TS
CAT1
CAT2
CAT3
CAT4
CAT5
Max Winds (kts (mph))
<35 (<40)
35-63 (40-73)
64-82 (74-95)
83-95 (96-110)
96-113 (111-130)
114-135 (131-155)
>135 (>155)
U.S. Landfall Examples
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Allison '01, Erin '07
Dolly '08
Frances '04, Ike '08
Ivan '04, Katrina '05
Hugo '89, Charley '04
Camille '69, Andrew '92


ACRONYMS & COMMONLY USED ABBREVIATIONS:


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