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Hurricanes 2017


2017 Season Tracking Page

Hurricane "Season" runs from June 1 through November 30.


Last updated: Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:30 PM

Click on the storm name to view the tracking maps and the latest
NHC (National Hurricane Center) warnings.

These tracks are updated early AM or Noon, then again by 7PM each day
Constant updates for any storm threatening New England
See the Hurricane Survival Guide
See the predictions for the 2017 Season

Storm Name &
Link when active
Current Strength
(*Wind Speed)
Last Updated
Where is it now?
Highest Wind Speed
Arlene
Formed in April
Died in April
NA
Bret
40
June 20, 2017
Lasted a day
45
50
06/21/2017 6:30 PM
125 MI SE of Galveston TX
60
Don
Emily
Franklin
Gert
Harvey
   
Irma
Jose
Katia
Lee
Maria
Nate
   
Ophelia
Philippe
Rina
Sean
 
Tammy
Vince
Whitney

 

Wind Speed Matrix (in MPH)
Wind Speed
Storm Category
Results in:
39 - 73
Tropical Storm
Minor damage and some flooding
74 - 95
Hurricane
Category 1
No real damage to buildings. Damage to unanchored mobile homes. Some damage to poorly constructed signs. Also, some coastal flooding and minor pier damage.
- Examples: Irene 1999 and Allison 1995
96 - 110
Hurricane
Category 2
Some damage to building roofs, doors and windows. Considerable damage to mobile homes. Flooding damages piers and small craft in unprotected moorings may break their moorings. Some trees blown down.
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Examples: Bonnie 1998, Georges(FL & LA) 1998 and Gloria 1985
111 - 130
Hurricane
Category 3
Some structural damage to small residences and utility buildings. Large trees blown down. Mobile homes and poorly built signs destroyed. Flooding near the coast destroys smaller structures with larger structures damaged by floating debris. Terrain may be flooded well inland.
- Examples: Keith 2000, Fran 1996, Opal 1995, Alicia 1983 and Betsy 1965
131 - 155
Hurricane
Category 4
More extensive curtainwall failures with some complete roof structure failure on small residences. Major erosion of beach areas. Terrain may be flooded well inland.
- Examples: Hugo 1989 and Donna 1960
156 and up
Hurricane
Category 5
Complete roof failure on many residences and industrial buildings. Some complete building failures with small utility buildings blown over or away. Flooding causes major damage to lower floors of all structures near the shoreline. Massive evacuation of residential areas may be required.
- Examples: Andrew(FL) 1992, Camille 1969 and Labor Day 1935

 

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