This data is a subset of the NOAA Atlantic hurricane database best track data, http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/data/#hurdat. The data includes the positions and attributes of 198 tropical storms, measured every six hours during the lifetime of a storm.

storms

Format

A tibble with 10,010 observations and 13 variables:

name

Storm Name

year,month,day

Date of report

hour

Hour of report (in UTC)

lat,long

Location of storm center

status

Storm classification (Tropical Depression, Tropical Storm, or Hurricane)

category

Saffir-Simpson storm category (estimated from wind speed. -1 = Tropical Depression, 0 = Tropical Storm)

wind

storm's maximum sustained wind speed (in knots)

pressure

Air pressure at the storm's center (in millibars)

ts_diameter

Diameter of the area experiencing tropical storm strength winds (34 knots or above)

hu_diameter

Diameter of the area experiencing hurricane strength winds (64 knots or above)

Examples

storms
#> # A tibble: 10,010 x 13 #> name year month day hour lat long status category wind #> <chr> <dbl> <dbl> <int> <dbl> <dbl> <dbl> <chr> <ord> <int> #> 1 Amy 1975 6 27 0 27.5 -79.0 tropical depression -1 25 #> 2 Amy 1975 6 27 6 28.5 -79.0 tropical depression -1 25 #> 3 Amy 1975 6 27 12 29.5 -79.0 tropical depression -1 25 #> 4 Amy 1975 6 27 18 30.5 -79.0 tropical depression -1 25 #> 5 Amy 1975 6 28 0 31.5 -78.8 tropical depression -1 25 #> 6 Amy 1975 6 28 6 32.4 -78.7 tropical depression -1 25 #> 7 Amy 1975 6 28 12 33.3 -78.0 tropical depression -1 25 #> 8 Amy 1975 6 28 18 34.0 -77.0 tropical depression -1 30 #> 9 Amy 1975 6 29 0 34.4 -75.8 tropical storm 0 35 #> 10 Amy 1975 6 29 6 34.0 -74.8 tropical storm 0 40 #> # ... with 10,000 more rows, and 3 more variables: pressure <int>, #> # ts_diameter <dbl>, hu_diameter <dbl>