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Experimental Historical Western Gulf of Mexico Tropical Cyclone Webpage
Evaluation Period ended
Data Mining Tool
Outreach / Education
The Historical Western Gulf of Mexico Tropical Cyclone webpage will display tropical cyclone track and wind intensity information for all tropical cyclones which have come within 100 miles between Tampico, Mexico and Beaumont, Texas during the period from 1851 to 2014. The user can choose one or more tropical cyclones from the right-hand menu and each one will be displayed on a dynamic map interface. The wind intensities are broken into categories such as Tropical Depression (less than 38 mph), Tropical Storm (39 to 73 mph), Category 1 Hurricane (74 to 95 mph), Category 2 Hurricane (96 to 110 mph), Category 3 Hurricane (111 to 130 mph), Category 4 Hurricane (131 to 155 mph), and Category 5 Hurricane (156 mph or greater). The user can mouse-over the individual 6-hourly track location points on the map and obtain the specific wind, pressure (if available), time, and date for that location. Additional information such as the range of dates of the entire life cycle of the tropical cyclone, maximum wind, wind at landfall, lowest pressure, pressure at landfall, maximum storm surge, damage estimates in 2015 US dollars, US fatalities, and other specific storm information will be displayed below the map after a user clicks the appropriate storm from the right-hand menu. A Reset button located at the top of the right-hand menu can remove all tropical cyclone track layers from the map and uncheck all checkbox selections if a user clicks it.
Product information and survey access
Point of Contact
Mike Buchanan Mike.firstname.lastname@example.org
Document (e.g. PDD)
Comment Start Date:
2016-02-08 Comment End Date: 2017-02-08
Approved to solicit feedback.
Last edit date to this meta-data: 2018-03-02