Atlantic Hurricane Wind Speed Plots

  • Released Monday, July 10, 2023
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These simple visualizations are plots of time vs. wind speed for each tropical storm/hurricane of Atlantic Hurricane seasons from 1950 to the present. Horizontal lines indicate wind speed category thresholds. A line plot for each storm shows the storm's name and a marker at the peak wind speed.



Most named storms during the Atlantic hurricane season happen between June and November. However, occasionally, storms develop outside of those ranges.

Four versions of the plots are inluded:
1. May to December showig only the current year
2. May to December showing the current year and strong storms from previous years (ghosted out)
3. January to December showig only the current year
4. January to December showing the current year and strong storms from previous years (ghosted out)

The plot for the current year automatically updates every 2 hours during hurricane season.



Credits

Please give credit for this item to:
NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center Scientific Visualization Studio Storm wind speeds provided by NOAA's National Weather Service via UNISYS

Release date

This page was originally published on Monday, July 10, 2023.
This page was last updated on Monday, April 15, 2024 at 7:12 AM EDT.


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Datasets used in this visualization

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