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Hurricane Advisories

What Should I Do With a Watch or Warning?

When a HURRICANE WATCH is issued for your part of the coast this indicates the possibility that you could experience hurricane conditions within 36 hours. This watch should trigger your family's disaster plan, and proactive measures should be initiated especially those actions that require extra time such as securing a boat, leaving a barrier island, etc.
When a HURRICANE WARNING is issued for your part of the coast this indicates that sustained winds of at least 74 mph are expected within 24 hours. Once this warning has been issued, your family should be in the process of completing proactive actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.


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Names of Tropical Systems
2012
Alberto
Beryl
Chris
Debby
Ernesto
Florence
Gordon
Helene
Isaac
Joyce
Kirk
Leslie
Michael
Nadine
Oscar
Patty
Rafael
Sandy
Tony
Valerie
William

Everyone should be prepared ahead of time for a hurricane if it were to strike your area. Here are links that could help you and maybe save your life.


Wind Speed
Knots <------> MPH
Pressure
Millibars <----> Inches Hg

Saffir-Simpson Category
Type
Pressure (mb)
Winds (knots)
Winds (mph)
Surge (ft)
Depression TD
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< 34
< 39
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Tropical Storm TS
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34-63
39-73
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Hurricane 1
> 980
64-82
74-95
4-5
Hurricane 2
965-980
83-95
96-110
6-8
Hurricane 3
945-965
96-113
111-130
9-12
Hurricane 4
920-945
114-135
131-155
13-18
Hurricane 5
< 920
>135
>155
>18

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