The Tropical Weather Outlook

For The Atlantic Ocean, The Gulf of Mexico and The Caribbean Sea, including Belize

Information provided by the USA's National Hurricane Center and the Belize National Meteorological Service

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2015 Atlantic Basin Storms

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Name

Formed

Cur.

Max.

Dis.

Name

Formed

Cur.

Max.

Dis.

Name

Formed

Cur.

Max.

Dis.

Ana

05/07

05/10

Henri

 

 

Odette

 

 

Bill

06/15

06/20

Ida

 

 

Peter

 

 

Claudette

07/13

07/14

Joaquin

 

 

Rose

 

 

Danny

 

 

Kate

 

 

Sam

 

 

Erika

 

 

Larry

 

 

Teresa

 

 

Fred

 

 

Mindy

 

 

Victor

 

 

Grace

 

 

Nicholas

 

 

Wanda

 

 

See The Legend For The Above Table

Icon

Designation

Wind/MPH

Wind/KTS

Pressure
Range*

Storm
Surge**

Description

Tropical Depression

Tropical Depression

< 38

< 33

NA

Minimal

Closed surface wind circulation about a well-defined center with winds less than 38 mph (33 kt).

Tropical Storm

Tropical Storm

39 - 73

34 - 63

> 980

< 4

Heavy rain can cause life threatening flooding.

Tropical Storm

Sub-Tropical Storm

39 - 73

34 - 63

> 980

< 4

low-pressure system that has characteristics of both tropical and extratropical cyclones.

Catagory 1

Category 1

74 - 95

64 - 82

994 - 980

4 - 5

Dangerous winds will produce some damage.

Catagory 2

Category 2

96 - 110

83 - 95

979 - 965

6 - 8

Very dangerous winds will cause serious damage

Catagory 3

Category 3

111 - 130

96 - 113

964 - 945

9 - 12

Major Hurricane...Extensive damage will occur

Catagory 4

Category 4

131 - 155

114-135

944 - 920

13 - 18

Devastating Hurricane...Extremely dangerous winds and storm surge will cause devastating damage

Catagory 5

Category 5

>155

>135

< 920

> 18

Catastrophic Hurricane...Catastrophic damage is expected from extremely devastating winds and large storm surge

Remnant Low

Post Tropical

< 39+

< 34+

NA

NA

A vigorous post-tropical cyclone that no longer possesses the convective organization required of a tropical cyclone

Remnant Low

Remnant Low

< 38

< 33

NA

NA

A post-tropical cyclone that no longer possesses the convective organization required of a tropical cyclone

Dissipated

Dissipated

NA

NA

NA

NA

No longer of interest, gone, finished.

*This is the normally expected Minimum Central Pressure for each category. Actual MCP can very greatly.

**This is the normally expected Storm Surge for each category. Like MCP, actual storm surge can very greatly.


 

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