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Tropical Cyclone Probabilistic Surface Wind Speed Text
(Operational Effective May 15, 2006)

Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Speed Probabilities Text (Operational Effective May 15, 2006)

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These products provide probabilities of surface wind speeds of at least 34 kt (39 mph, tropical storm force), 50 kt (58 mph), and 64 kt (74 mph, hurricane force) at several locations along the coastlines of the United States and other countries in the Atlantic and eastern North Pacific basins. The probabilities are based on errors during recent years in the official track and intensity forecasts issued by the NHC. Variability in tropical cyclone size (wind radii) is also incorporated. The NHC issues one separate text product with each advisory package for each active tropical cyclone in the Atlantic and eastern Pacific basins. Each individual text product contains probabilities for all three wind speed thresholds.

Tropical Cyclone Probabilistic Surface Wind Speed Graphic
(Operational Effective May 15, 2006)

Tropical Cyclone Surface Wind Speed Probabilities Graphic (Operational Effective May 15, 2006)

Each wind speed probability graphic provides probabilities (in percent) that wind speeds of at least 34 kt (39 mph, tropical storm force), 50 kt (58 mph), or 64 kt (74 mph, hurricane force) will occur during cumulative time periods at each specific point on the map. The probabilities are based on errors during recent years in the official track and intensity forecasts issued by the NHC. Variability in tropical cyclone size (wind radii) is also incorporated. The cumulative periods extend into the 5-day forecast period at 6-hour intervals (that is, 0-6 h, 0-12 h, 0-18 h, ... , 0-120 h). An individual graphic is produced for each active tropical cyclone for each cumulative time period and for each wind speed threshold. The capability to animate through the periods is also provided. These cumulative probabilities indicate the overall chances that the indicated wind speed will occur at any specific location on the map during the period between hour 0 and the forecast hour.
In other words, these cumulative probabilities tell decision-makers the chances that the event will happen at any point on the map within the time period stated on each graphic.

Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Table
(Operational Effective May 15, 2006)

Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Probability Table (Operational Effective May 15, 2006)

The table shows the probability that the maximum 1-minute wind speed of the tropical cyclone will be within any of eight intensity ranges during the next 72 hours. It is based on the outcomes of similar NHC wind speed forecasts during the period 1988-1997. The data base excludes unnamed tropical depressions. NA indicates data not available. TF indicates too few (<10) similar forecasts during 1988-1997 to yield reliable results.


Tropical Cyclone Strike Probability Text
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Tropical Cyclone Strike Probability Text (Discontinued)

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Tropical Cyclone Strike Probability Graphic
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Tropical Cyclone Strike Probability Graphic (Discontinued)


Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Forecast and Probability Chart
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Tropical Cyclone Wind Speed Forecast/Probability Chart (Discontinued)



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