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Unisys Hurricane Data?

#1 Postby AnnularCane » Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:59 pm

Does the Unisys hurricane track archive still exist? I can't seem to find it anymore, and just get some website that I'm not sure is about weather at all.
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#2 Postby NotSparta » Mon Mar 04, 2019 7:20 pm

AnnularCane wrote:Does the Unisys hurricane track archive still exist? I can't seem to find it anymore, and just get some website that I'm not sure is about weather at all.


I don't think so, unfortunately
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Re: Unisys Hurricane Data?

#3 Postby wxman57 » Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:58 am

From their new website, it appears you can BUY it from them. If you're mainly concerned about the Atlantic basin, then the Hurricane Research Division has a website with lots of data:

http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/Data_Storm.html

Here are the track maps from 1851:
http://www.aoml.noaa.gov/hrd/hurdat/DataByYearandStorm.html
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Re: Unisys Hurricane Data?

#4 Postby AnnularCane » Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:52 am

Thanks wxman57. Every once in a while I want to see the EPAC too, but mainly the Atlantic, so I guess this will do well enough! 8-)
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#5 Postby 1900hurricane » Tue Mar 05, 2019 10:19 am

Wikipedia is also a great resource if you wish to view tropical cyclone tracks. It is, in my opinion, way better than anything Unisys offered.

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Re: Unisys Hurricane Data?

#6 Postby gigabite » Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:24 pm

I found this site it automatically plots named storms and at the bottom of the page the tract coordinates are listed and can be captured.

https://www.accuweather.com/en/hurricane/tracker
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#7 Postby TheAustinMan » Mon Apr 08, 2019 11:20 am

The NOAA Office of Coastal Management maintains a global track archive: https://coast.noaa.gov/hurricanes/ Clicking on storm tracks or search query results allows you to view basic time, pressure, and wind information. Search results can also be filtered by location, time of year, strength, and basin.
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Re: Unisys Hurricane Data?

#8 Postby Cyclenall » Wed Jun 12, 2019 6:59 pm

http://50.206.172.193/hurricane/index.php

Archive the entire database for offline viewing while you still can!! I did a second Google search and found the IP address version of the old hurricane section of Unisys. Its "snapshot" is at July 30 2018 so nothing is on there past that.

I wanted to check some Unisys hurricane maps so I found the same as the OP and realized yet another of my go-to sites have been wrecked. Obviously there are 1000 sources to getting seasonal and TC track maps online but Unisys has always had the best format and had low-resource pages that were bloat-free. It was easy to compare and browse through quickly. When I thought it was gone I was kicking myself for not archiving it, now I have a second chance.

When I was redirected on Unisys to their front-end weather page I was going to ask the same thing right on here and when I googled Unisys hurricane maps this thread was the 3rd result :lol: . I'm not too surprised they turfed it with all the glitches and security issues but the charm of the misspellings of legacy hurricanes and the "delays" always made for some chuckles. I seem to get a whole lot more info at a glance than looking at a NOAA, Wiki, or Accu hurricane map.

wxman57 wrote:From their new website, it appears you can BUY it from them.

What exactly would you get? I want the mapper code and layers so I can use it myself and enter the HURDAT data into it. I've seen some better geo maps that had a dark BG that I would rather use with the colour table of Unisys TC categories.
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Re: Unisys Hurricane Data?

#9 Postby NotSparta » Wed Jun 12, 2019 7:39 pm

Cyclenall wrote:http://50.206.172.193/hurricane/index.php

Archive the entire database for offline viewing while you still can!! I did a second Google search and found the IP address version of the old hurricane section of Unisys. Its "snapshot" is at July 30 2018 so nothing is on there past that.

I wanted to check some Unisys hurricane maps so I found the same as the OP and realized yet another of my go-to sites have been wrecked. Obviously there are 1000 sources to getting seasonal and TC track maps online but Unisys has always had the best format and had low-resource pages that were bloat-free. It was easy to compare and browse through quickly. When I thought it was gone I was kicking myself for not archiving it, now I have a second chance.

When I was redirected on Unisys to their front-end weather page I was going to ask the same thing right on here and when I googled Unisys hurricane maps this thread was the 3rd result :lol: . I'm not too surprised they turfed it with all the glitches and security issues but the charm of the misspellings of legacy hurricanes and the "delays" always made for some chuckles. I seem to get a whole lot more info at a glance than looking at a NOAA, Wiki, or Accu hurricane map.

wxman57 wrote:From their new website, it appears you can BUY it from them.

What exactly would you get? I want the mapper code and layers so I can use it myself and enter the HURDAT data into it. I've seen some better geo maps that had a dark BG that I would rather use with the colour table of Unisys TC categories.



Nice find! I put it the web archive, but haven't added the links yet. I will do that.

Page here:

http://web.archive.org/web/201906130037 ... /index.php
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Re: Unisys Hurricane Data?

#10 Postby Cyclenall » Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:09 pm

NotSparta wrote:Nice find! I put it the web archive, but haven't added the links yet. I will do that.

Page here:

http://web.archive.org/web/201906130037 ... /index.php

Nice, I was going to put it on there too but I haven't looked into how the uploading works and I don't have an account yet. Do you have to manually select the links to archive or is there a script for exceptions?
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Re: Unisys Hurricane Data?

#11 Postby NotSparta » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:39 am

Cyclenall wrote:
NotSparta wrote:Nice find! I put it the web archive, but haven't added the links yet. I will do that.

Page here:

http://web.archive.org/web/201906130037 ... /index.php

Nice, I was going to put it on there too but I haven't looked into how the uploading works and I don't have an account yet. Do you have to manually select the links to archive or is there a script for exceptions?


You don't need an account. Just go to the bottom of the page, paste a link, and wait for it to archive that page.

Unfortunately it doesn't also archive the links in the page so I had to do some of those on my own
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