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[Support #YYE-140433]: Hurricane categories are unreasonably high in ATCF Tropical Storm Data products [1133]



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> ----==== Inquiry ====----
> 1133
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> ----==== Summary ====----
> Hurricane categories are unreasonably high in ATCF Tropical Storm Data 
> products
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> ----==== Request ====----
> 2011-08-23 - Elise Garms
> I found that most, if not all, hurricanes in the ATCF Tropical Storm text 
> data are showing storm categories that are unreasonably high (6-12+).
> 1. In main display: Tools, Text Data, ATCF Tropical Storm Data
> 2. In Field Selector: Storm Track, Create Display.
> 3. In Storm Track window: Select a hurricane (I looked at Irene), Load 
> Tracks, Storm Chart
> 4. Under Parameters, check Storm Category
> 

In the ACTF date, the category is tropical cyclone category, not hurrican 
category. Here is the list:

TY - Level of tc development:
DB - disturbance,
TD - tropical depression,
TS - tropical storm,
TY - typhoon,
ST - super typhoon,
TC - tropical cyclone,
HU - hurricane,
SD - subtropical depression,
SS - subtropical storm,
EX - extratropical systems,
IN - inland,
DS - dissipating,
LO - low,
WV - tropical wave,
ET - extrapolated,
XX - unknown.


So, cat 6 only means it is hurricane.



Yuan
> In the case of Irene, the storm is showing up as a Cat 6 for 24 Aug 2011, 
> when in reality it should be a Cat 2.
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Ticket Details
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Ticket ID: YYE-140433
Department: Support IDV
Priority: Normal
Status: Closed


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