This data is a subset of the NOAA Atlantic hurricane database best track data, https://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)

See also

Examples

storms
#> # A tibble: 10,010 x 13
#>    name   year month   day  hour   lat  long status      category  wind pressure
#>    <chr> <dbl> <dbl> <int> <dbl> <dbl> <dbl> <chr>       <ord>    <int>    <int>
#>  1 Amy    1975     6    27     0  27.5 -79   tropical d… -1          25     1013
#>  2 Amy    1975     6    27     6  28.5 -79   tropical d… -1          25     1013
#>  3 Amy    1975     6    27    12  29.5 -79   tropical d… -1          25     1013
#>  4 Amy    1975     6    27    18  30.5 -79   tropical d… -1          25     1013
#>  5 Amy    1975     6    28     0  31.5 -78.8 tropical d… -1          25     1012
#>  6 Amy    1975     6    28     6  32.4 -78.7 tropical d… -1          25     1012
#>  7 Amy    1975     6    28    12  33.3 -78   tropical d… -1          25     1011
#>  8 Amy    1975     6    28    18  34   -77   tropical d… -1          30     1006
#>  9 Amy    1975     6    29     0  34.4 -75.8 tropical s… 0           35     1004
#> 10 Amy    1975     6    29     6  34   -74.8 tropical s… 0           40     1002
#> # … with 10,000 more rows, and 2 more variables: ts_diameter <dbl>,
#> #   hu_diameter <dbl>