The latest National Weather Service tropical cyclone forecast track for all active systems in the Atlantic, Caribbean Sea, Gulf of Mexico, Eastern Pacific Ocean, and Central Pacific Ocean along with current tropical storm and hurricane watches and warnings from the NWS National Hurricane Center (NHC). This overlay displays the cyclone's present location, maximum estimated sustained surface wind, wind gusts, mean sea level pressure, forecasts of the cyclone's surface positions, maximum sustained winds and gusts at 12, 24, 36, 48, 72, 96 and 120 hours, and uncertainty of the forecast track depicted as a cone. The track forecasts are based on information from NHC's Tropical Cyclone Public Advisory.
The forecast uncertainty is conveyed by the track forecast "cone," frequently referred to as the Cone of Uncertainty. The cone represents the probable track of the center of a tropical cyclone. The greenish area depicts the track forecast uncertainty for days 1-3 of the forecast, while the clear area enclosed by a white outline depicts the uncertainty on days 4-5. NHC historical data indicate that the entire 5-day path of the center of the tropical cyclone will remain within the cone about 60-70% of the time.
time period: current; updates every 1 to 6 hours.