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CPHC Data in GIS Formats

Data & Products

Please note these GIS datasets are provided as a convenience to users. Support for these data may not always be available or timely in nature. Please provide your feedback and need for NWS GIS data in this National Weather Service GIS Survey. For issues directly related to the datasets below, please email

As of Wed, 20 Mar 2019 13:38:47 UTC  

Central Pacific South Pacific Archive
Advisory Forecast Track, Cone of Uncertainty,
and Watches/Warnings

Track |
No current data
Advisory Wind Field
and Forecast Wind Radii

No current data N/A
Preliminary Best Track
Note: Final Best Tracks available here

No current data N/A
Arrival Time of Tropical Storm Force Winds

New for 2018
Sample KMZ: Earliest Reasonable | Most Likely
No current data for earliest reasonable
No current data for mostly likely
Graphical Tropical Weather Outlook
Outlook areas (if any):   [shp]
KMZ: [Central Pacific]
N/A Central Pacific Archive
Wind Speed Probabilities

Sample Shapefiles: Polygons | Points
Sample KMZ: 34 kt | 50 kt | 64 kt
Points:  [shp]
Polygons:  [shp] - kmz [34kt] [50kt] [64kt]
GRIB1 and GRIB2 data:  via HTTP  via FTP
N/A View

metadata sample (updated for 2017)
2017 update:  [shp]  [kmz]  Interactive Map N/A
XML logo GIS Data RSS Feed
Central Pacific GIS No current data N/A

 Dataset in shapefile format only (delivered as a .zip file)
 Dataset in shapefile and kml/kmz formats

 Wind Speed Probabilities (WSP)

This dataset is available in shapefile and kml/kmz formats.

The wind speed probabilities data also can be found through the National Digital Forecast Database (NDFD) at the following locations:

Forecast Days GRIB2 Download Locations (HTTP & FTP)

Technical information on accessing and using NDFD elements can be found at

Additional Resources

Please provide your feedback and need for NWS GIS data in this National Weather Service GIS Survey. To see other National Weather Service data available in GIS formats, please visit

The NOAA Ocean Service's nowCOAST project provides real-time links to many of these GIS datasets via WMS. More information on accessing these data is available here.

NOAA's Office for Coastal Management maintains a detailed online interactive mapping tool called Historical Hurricane Tracks at This tool offers users the ability to search and display global tropical cyclone data. The information can also be downloaded in widely-used GIS data formats.

When using the Historical Hurricane Tracks tool, the left side bar allows you to query storms by their location, name, year, etc. Search options can easily be refineed for the storm (or storms) that are of interest to the user. Please note that the Historical Hurricane Tracks interface will not contain data for the current season until the storms have had their entire datasets analyzed. For example, the 2011 season should be online by early 2012.

Another good source of vulnerability maps and GIS data is NOAA's Digital Coast. This website provides data required by coastal resource management professionals, as well as the tools, training, and information needed to turn these data into useful information.