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Changes to CPHC products and graphics in 2017


Several changes are coming to the CPHC website in 2017. Some of the changes are to the text products issued, some are with the graphics generated, and some with the GIS. There will be some new products, and updates to old ones. This page will help to identify the changes. Where possible, examples of old versions will be displayed for comparison purposes.

This page is in our new format. The look and feel of the site will change in 2017, but all your bookmarks should still work, as the urls have not changed.



Cone graphics

In 2017, users will have several options with the static cone graphic. In previous years, the static graphic was only available with cone, track, watches/warnings (when applicable), and was for 5 days. Beginning in 2017, there will be 8 static images. You can click on any of the images to see the full size that will be available.

Previously the static graphic looked like:
8 new graphics to replace it:
3 Day cone graphic with initial wind field, but no track line:

3 Day cone graphic with no initial wind field and no track line:

3 Day cone graphic with initial wind field and with track line:

3 Day cone graphic with track line, but no initial wind field:

5 Day cone graphic with initial wind field, but no track line:

5 Day cone graphic with no initial wind field and no track line:

5 Day cone graphic with initial wind field and with track line:

5 Day cone graphic with track line, but no initial wind field:

Current Wind Field

In 2017, the current wind field graphic will be updated. This image will continue to display watches and warnings when applicable. You can click on any of the images to see the full size that will be available.

Previous graphic:
New graphic:

Wind History

In 2017, the wind history graphic will be updated. You can click on any of the images to see the full size that will be available.

Previous graphic:
New Wind History:

Probabilistic Winds

Previously, the probabilistic wind graphics were not available for at least an hour after the package. In 2017, preliminary probabilistic wind graphics for 120 hours will be available when the other graphics are available, shortly after the package is issued. These graphics will be replaced with updated wind graphics for the whole time period when the full gridded dataset is available. You can click on any of the images to see the full size that will be available.

Preliminary 120 hour Probabilistic Wind Graphics
Previous 34 kt graphic:
No previous image
New Preliminary 34 kt graphic:
Previous 50 kt graphic:
No previous image
New Preliminary 50 kt graphic:
Previous 64 kt graphic:
No previous image
New Preliminary 64 kt graphic:
Full 120 hour Probabilistic Wind Graphics
Previous 34 kt graphic:
New 34 kt graphic:
Previous 50 kt graphic:
New 50 kt graphic:
Previous 64 kt graphic:
New 64 kt graphic: