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Track The Tropics has been the #1 source to track the tropics 24/7 since 2013! The main goal of the site is to bring all of the important links and graphics to ONE PLACE so you can keep up to date on any threats to land during the Atlantic Hurricane Season! Hurricane Season 2022 in the Atlantic starts on June 1st and ends on November 30th. Love Spaghetti Models? Well you've come to the right place!! Remember when you're preparing for a storm: Run from the water; hide from the wind!

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Please note that hurricane and tropical storm watches and warnings for winds on land as well as storm surge watches and warnings can be issued for storms that the NWS believes will become tropical cyclones but have not yet attained all of the characteristics of a tropical cyclone (i.e., a closed low-level circulation, sustained thunderstorm activity, etc.). In these cases, the forecast conditions on land warrant alerting the public. These storms are referred to as “potential tropical cyclones” by the NWS. Hurricane, tropical storm, and storm surge watches and warnings can also be issued for storms that have lost some or all of their tropical cyclone characteristics, but continue to produce dangerous conditions. These storms are called “post-tropical cyclones” by the NWS. Watches: Listen closely to instructions from local officials on TV, radio, cell phones or other computers for instructions from local officials. Evacuate if told to do so.
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ATTENTION: The NHC has issued it's last advisory on Gamma as of 10-6-2020. All Graphics and Information on this page will eventually cease to update.

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NHC Public Advisory on Gamma
  • Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:42:57 +0000: Atlantic Remnants Of Victor Advisory Number 21 - Atlantic Remnants Of Victor Advisory Number 21

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    WTNT35 KNHC 041442
    TCPAT5

    BULLETIN
    Remnants Of Victor Advisory Number 21
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL202021
    1100 AM AST Mon Oct 04 2021

    ...VICTOR DEGENERATES INTO A TROUGH OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC...
    ...THIS IS THE FINAL NHC ADVISORY...


    SUMMARY OF 1100 AM AST...1500 UTC...INFORMATION
    -----------------------------------------------
    LOCATION...18.8N 45.2W
    ABOUT 1410 MI...2270 KM W OF THE CABO VERDE ISLANDS
    MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS...30 MPH...45 KM/H
    PRESENT MOVEMENT...WNW OR 300 DEGREES AT 15 MPH...24 KM/H
    MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE...1011 MB...29.86 INCHES


    WATCHES AND WARNINGS
    --------------------
    There are no coastal watches or warnings in effect.


    DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK
    ----------------------
    At 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC), the remnants of Victor were located near
    latitude 18.8 North, longitude 45.2 West. The remnants are moving
    toward the west-northwest near 15 mph (24 km/h), and this general
    motion is expected to continue through tonight.

    Recent satellite-derived wind data indicate that maximum sustained
    winds are near 30 mph (45 km/h) with higher gusts. Weakening
    is forecast through tonight.

    The estimated minimum central pressure is 1011 mb (29.86 inches).


    HAZARDS AFFECTING LAND
    ----------------------
    None.


    NEXT ADVISORY
    -------------
    This is the last public advisory issued by the National Hurricane
    Center on Victor. Additional information on the remnants of Victor
    can be found in High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather
    Service, under AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and
    online at ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.php

    $$
    Forecaster Reinhart

NHC Forecast Advisory on Gamma
  • Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:42:36 +0000: Atlantic Remnants of VICTOR Forecast/Advisory Numb... - Atlantic Remnants of VICTOR Forecast/Advisory Number 21 NWS NATIONAL Hurricane CENTER MIAMI FL AL202021 1500 UTC MON OCT 04 2021 THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT. REMNANTS OF CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.8N 45.2W AT 04/1500Z POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 40 NM PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT 13 KT ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1011 MB MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT. WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT. REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.8N 45.2W AT 04/1500Z AT 04/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 18.5N 44.5W FORECAST VALID 05/0000Z...DISSIPATED REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 18.8N 45.2W THIS IS THE LAST FORECAST/Advisory ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER ON VICTOR. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE REMNANTS OF VICTOR CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC. $$ FORECASTER REINHART

    000
    WTNT25 KNHC 041442
    TCMAT5

    REMNANTS OF VICTOR FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 21
    NWS NATIONAL HURRICANE CENTER MIAMI FL AL202021
    1500 UTC MON OCT 04 2021

    THERE ARE NO COASTAL WATCHES OR WARNINGS IN EFFECT.

    REMNANTS OF CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.8N 45.2W AT 04/1500Z
    POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 40 NM

    PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE WEST-NORTHWEST OR 300 DEGREES AT 13 KT

    ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 1011 MB
    MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 25 KT WITH GUSTS TO 35 KT.
    WINDS AND SEAS VARY GREATLY IN EACH QUADRANT. RADII IN NAUTICAL
    MILES ARE THE LARGEST RADII EXPECTED ANYWHERE IN THAT QUADRANT.

    REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 18.8N 45.2W AT 04/1500Z
    AT 04/1200Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 18.5N 44.5W

    FORECAST VALID 05/0000Z...DISSIPATED

    REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 18.8N 45.2W

    THIS IS THE LAST FORECAST/ADVISORY ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL HURRICANE
    CENTER ON VICTOR. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE REMNANTS OF VICTOR
    CAN BE FOUND IN HIGH SEAS FORECASTS ISSUED BY THE NATIONAL WEATHER
    SERVICE...UNDER AWIPS HEADER NFDHSFAT1 AND WMO HEADER FZNT01 KWBC.

    $$
    FORECASTER REINHART


NHC Discussion on Gamma
  • Mon, 04 Oct 2021 14:44:02 +0000: Atlantic Remnants Of Victor Discussion Number 21 - Atlantic Remnants Of Victor Discussion Number 21

    000
    WTNT45 KNHC 041443
    TCDAT5

    Remnants Of Victor Discussion Number 21
    NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL AL202021
    1100 AM AST Mon Oct 04 2021

    Victor is no longer a tropical cyclone. A timely 1048 UTC ASCAT-A
    pass confirms that Victor does not have a closed surface
    circulation. Since the system has degenerated into a trough of low
    pressure over the central Atlantic, this will be the final NHC
    advisory on Victor. An area of 20 to 22-kt scatterometer winds is
    noted well to the northeast of the trough axis, but these winds
    should diminish through tonight as the trough dampens and the
    remnants move west-northwestward. Hostile environmental conditions,
    including strong southerly shear and very dry mid-level air, will
    inhibit any redevelopment of this system.

    Additional information on the remnants of Victor can be found in
    High Seas Forecasts issued by the National Weather Service, under
    AWIPS header NFDHSFAT1, WMO header FZNT01 KWBC, and online at
    ocean.weather.gov/shtml/NFDHSFAT1.php


    FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

    INIT 04/1500Z 18.8N 45.2W 25 KT 30 MPH...REMNANTS
    12H 05/0000Z...DISSIPATED

    $$
    Forecaster Reinhart

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