Hurricane and Tropical Cyclones

Tropical Weather Statements

999 
URNT12 KNHC 161606
VORTEX DATA MESSAGE   AL022015
A. 16/15:48:30Z
B. 28 deg 08 min N
  096 deg 35 min W
C. 850 mb 1406 m
D. 40 kt
E. 133 deg 69 nm
F. 210 deg 28 kt
G. 135 deg 29 nm
H. 997 mb
I. 16 C / 1530 m
J. 20 C / 1521 m
K. NA / NA
L. NA
M. NA
N. 12345 / 8
O. 0.02 / 0.5 nm
P. AF308 0402A BILL               OB 22
MAX FL WIND 60 KT 060 / 37 NM 14:32:30Z
MAX OUTBOUND FL WIND 35 KT 215 / 35 NM 16:00:30Z
CNTR DROPSONDE SFC WIND 145 / 4 KT
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Cyclone Energy

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Hurricane Resources

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Atlantic Basin Hurricane Tracking Chart
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Sea Surface Temperature Data
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