Experimental Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Field
Updated 18 April 2008
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2. Product Description
This new graphic illustrates the areas potentially being affected by the sustained winds of varying force. Tropical
storm force winds are shown in orange and hurricane force winds are shown in red. The display is based on the wind
radii contained in the latest Forecast/Advisory (indicated at the top of the figure). Users are reminded that the
Forecast/Advisory wind radii represent the maximum possible extent of a given wind speed within particular quadrants
around the tropical cyclone. As a result, not all locations falling within the orange or red shaded areas will be
experiencing sustained tropical storm or hurricane force winds, respectively.
In addition to the wind field, this graphic shows an approximate representation of coastal areas under a hurricane
warning (red), hurricane watch (pink), tropical storm warning (blue) and tropical storm watch (yellow). The white dot
indicates the current position of the center of the tropical cyclone, and the dashed black line shows the history of
the center of the tropical cyclone.