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Historic Hurricane Linda

#1 Postby SpaghettiStorm » Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:49 am

hi,
I investigate history of Hurricane Linda, the strongest hurricane ever in the Eastern Pacific Basin. I'm looking for eastern pacific tropical discussion archive (related to 1997 season). Unfortunaly NHC html archive starts from 1998: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/pastall.shtml and NHC ftp storm archive ends to 1996: ftp://ftp.nhc.noaa.gov/pub/storm_archives/pacific/

do u know others web archive?

thanks
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#2 Postby Cookiely » Thu Oct 07, 2004 6:56 am

Is this the type of thing that you are looking for?
FPUS3 KLAX 121615
SFDLAX STATE FORECAST DISCUSSION
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE OXNARD CA
900 AM PDT FRI SEP 12 1997
NOTICE TO MEDIA...THE REMAINS OF HURRICANE LINDA MAY MOVE OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MONDAY. SOME OF THE MEDIA HAVE BEEN SAYING THAT HURRICANE CONDITIONS MAY AFFECT SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. THIS IS NOT TRUE! ANY HURRICANE THAT APPROACHES THE SOUTHLAND WILL WEAKEN DRAMATICALLY BEFORE MAKING LANDFALL HERE. WHILE THE WINDS WILL NOT BE STRONG...WE ARE LOOKING AT THE POSSIBILITY OF A SIGNIFICANT RAIN EVENT...WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF FLASH FLOODING. THERE WILL BE HIGH SURF AND SEAS AS WELL. THIS IS THE PRIMARY THREAT FROM THIS SYSTEM.
I STRESS AGAIN...THE FORECAST IS UNCERTAIN AT THIS TIME. IF THE SYSTEM DOES MOVE OVER SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA...THE PRIMARY THREAT IS FLASH FLOODING AND HIGH SURF AND SEAS. BE RESPONSIBLE...PLEASE DO NOT OVERDRAMATIZE THIS THREAT. A LOT OF ALARMED PEOPLE ARE CALLING THIS OFFICE
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#3 Postby SpaghettiStorm » Thu Oct 07, 2004 7:06 am

yes, thank.

I'm looking for 1997 tropical cyclone products, especially the NHC discussions about Linda

a web page like: http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/1998archive.html but about 1997
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#4 Postby HurricaneBill » Thu Oct 07, 2004 9:56 pm

Fortunately, Hurricane Linda turned away from Mexico.

Unfortunately, Hurricane Pauline did not.
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Linda's most interesting disc and forcast

#5 Postby camilletider » Fri Oct 08, 2004 2:56 am

Here is the one about her breaking the records with a fascinating discussion. I'm afraid the link is dead or I would have simply posted the address to the whole list. I have some more if you need them, just let me know. Hope this helps.

TCDEP4
HURRICANE LINDA DISCUSSION NUMBER 11
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL
2 AM PDT FRI SEP 12 1997

NATURE IS PUTTING ON QUITE A SHOW. LINDA RETAINS A WELL-DEFINED
WARM EYE SURROUNDED BY VERY COLD CLOUD TOPS AND STRONG OUTER
RAINBANDS. CONVENTIONAL DVORAK OBJECTIVE T-NUMBERS REACHED A PEAK
3-HOUR AVERAGE OF 7.8 IN THE PERIOD ENDING AT 0430Z...AND THE
3-HOUR AVERAGE ENDING AT 06Z WAS 7.7. THE 06Z CLASSIFICATIONS FROM
TAFB AND SAB WERE 7.5 AND 8.0...RESPECTIVELY. THESE NUMBERS GIVE AN
ESTIMATED MAXIMUM WIND SPEED OF 160 TO 165 KT A FEW HOURS AGO. THIS
MAKES LINDA BY FAR THE STRONGEST EASTERN PACIFIC HURRICANE ON RECORD
...ECLIPSING THE PREVIOUS RECORD OF 140 KT...MOST RECENTLY IN
GUILLERMO LAST MONTH. IT ALSO MAKES LINDA ONE OF THE STRONGEST
HURRICANES ON RECORD IN THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE. CLOUD TOPS WARMED A
LITTLE OVER THE PAST COUPLE OF HOURS AND THE PATTERN OF COLDEST
TOPS HAS BECOME STRETCHED A BIT FROM NORTH TO SOUTH. INITIAL
INTENSITY IS CURRENTLY ESTIMATED AT 160 KT.

THE HURRICANE TRACK APPEARS TO CONTAIN SOME TROCHOIDAL WOBBLES ABOUT
AN AVERAGE HEADING OF 320/8 KT. FOR THE NEXT TWO TO THREE
DAYS...THE AVN MAINTAINS A RIDGE TO THE NORTH OF THE HURRICANE AND
MOST AVN-BASED TRACK GUIDANCE KEEPS LINDA ON A WNW TO NW TRACK.
LATER...A DEEP TROUGH IS FORECAST TO APPROACH THE WEST COAST AND
THIS COULD RESULT IN A GREATER NORTHWARD COMPONENT OF A THEN
MUCH-WEAKENED LINDA. IN FACT...NOGAPS AND LBAR SHOW SOME
ACCELERATION AND SUGGEST POTENTIAL RECURVATURE...WITH BOTH LOCATED
NEAR 30N 120W IN ABOUT 72 HOURS. THE COMBINATION OF THE STRONGEST
STORM ON RECORD...EXCEPTIONALLY WARM WATERS AHEAD...AND AT LEAST THE
POSSIBILITY OF RECURVATURE AND ACCELERATION COULD RESULT IN LINDA
EVENTUALLY BRINGING TROPICAL CYCLONE CONDITIONS UNUSUALLY FAR TO THE
NORTH. THE OFFICIAL FORECAST TRACK IS A LITTLE TO THE RIGHT OF THE
PREVIOUS PREDICTED TRACK.

A WEAKENING TREND IS EXPECTED...AT ABOUT THE RATE SHOWN BY THE GFDL
AND SHIPS SCHEMES. THIS IS SLOWER THAN INDICATED BY SHIFOR...
CLIMATOLOGY.

THE CORE OF THIS DANGEROUS HURRICANE IS STILL EXPECTED TO PASS OVER
OR VERY NEAR SOCORRO ISLAND LATER TODAY.

RAPPAPORT

FORECAST POSITIONS AND MAX WINDS

INITIAL 12/0900Z 17.5N 110.1W 160 KTS
12HR VT 12/1800Z 18.4N 110.7W 155 KTS
24HR VT 13/0600Z 19.5N 111.8W 145 KTS
36HR VT 13/1800Z 20.6N 113.2W 130 KTS
48HR VT 14/0600Z 21.8N 115.1W 110 KTS
72HR VT 15/0600Z 25.0N 119.0W 85 KTS

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TCMEP4
HURRICANE LINDA FORECAST/ADVISORY NUMBER 11
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MIAMI FL EP1497
0900Z FRI SEP 12 1997

HURRICANE CENTER LOCATED NEAR 17.5N 110.1W AT 12/0900Z
POSITION ACCURATE WITHIN 10 NM

PRESENT MOVEMENT TOWARD THE NORTHWEST OR 320 DEGREES AT 8 KT

ESTIMATED MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE 900 MB
EYE DIAMETER 12 NM
MAX SUSTAINED WINDS 160 KT WITH GUSTS TO 190 KT
64 KT....... 40NE 40SE 40SW 40NW
50 KT....... 75NE 75SE 75SW 75NW
34 KT.......125NE 125SE 125SW 125NW
12 FT SEAS..125NE 125SE 125SW 125NW
ALL QUADRANT RADII IN NAUTICAL MILES

REPEAT...CENTER LOCATED NEAR 17.5N 110.1W AT 12/0900Z
AT 12/0600Z CENTER WAS LOCATED NEAR 17.2N 109.6W

FORECAST VALID 12/1800Z 18.4N 110.7W
MAX WIND 155 KT...GUSTS 185 KT
64 KT... 40NE 40SE 40SW 40NW
50 KT... 75NE 75SE 75SW 75NW
34 KT...125NE 125SE 125SW 125NW

FORECAST VALID 13/0600Z 19.5N 111.8W
MAX WIND 145 KT...GUSTS 175 KT
64 KT... 40NE 40SE 40SW 40NW
50 KT... 75NE 75SE 75SW 75NW
34 KT...125NE 125SE 125SW 125NW

FORECAST VALID 13/1800Z 20.6N 113.2W
MAX WIND 130 KT...GUSTS 160 KT
64 KT... 40NE 40SE 40SW 40NW
50 KT... 75NE 75SE 75SW 75NW
34 KT...125NE 125SE 125SW 125NW

REQUEST FOR 3 HOURLY SHIP REPORTS WITHIN 300 MILES OF 17.5N 110.1W

EXTENDED OUTLOOK...USE FOR GUIDANCE ONLY...ERRORS MAY BE LARGE

OUTLOOK VALID 14/0600Z 21.8N 115.1W
MAX WIND 110 KT...GUSTS 135 KT
50 KT... 75NE 75SE 75SW 75NW

OUTLOOK VALID 15/0600Z 25.0N 119.0W
MAX WIND 85 KT...GUSTS 105 KT
50 KT... 75NE 75SE 75SW 75NW

NEXT ADVISORY AT 12/1500Z

RAPPAPORT

Here is also a link to a page full of great satellite info and loops
http://cimss.ssec.wisc.edu/tropic/archive/1997/storms/linda/linda.html
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