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Fictional Tropical Cyclone Season Thread
« on: August 23, 2010, 07:44:08 PM »
I used the track making program for my own purpose.

Tropical Storm Alex: Hit Cuba.
Hurricane Bondie (Cat 3): Formed north of Cuba, took a cyclonic loop, followed along the coast, and made landfall in Florida as a category 1.
Tropical Storm Cephalo: North of South America, and recurved as a Depression.
Tropical Storm Diana: In the Gulf, landfall as Tropical Storm in Louisiana.
Hurricane Erik (Cat 3): Crossed Florida, paralleled the coast, and made landfall as cat 1 near Massachusetts.
Tropical Storm Fifi: Central Atlantic erratic pathed storm.
Hurricane Gregory (Cat 1): Hit Cuba as a strong Tropical Storm after being hurricane in the southern Caribbean.
Tropical Storm Iana: Tropical Storm in the Gulf. Curved north after travelling east.
Hurricane Jose (Cat 5): Formed east of Cape Verde, moved into the Caribbean as a Category 5, weakened and re-strengthened, finally hitting New Orleans as cat 4.
Hurricane Kali (cat 2): Formed north of Hispaniola. Became cat 2 in the Bahamas.

Post any and all fictional hurricane seasons you've created and discuss them here.
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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 08:18:46 PM »
that is coolness :D

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 08:22:15 PM »

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2010, 09:27:25 PM »
These is my maps.

Your Erik looks similar to my Devona for the (fictional) 2008 season.
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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2010, 10:22:09 PM »
Hmmm... How did you do that?

And how long did it take?

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #5 on: August 28, 2010, 10:42:04 PM »
I used Paint Shop Pro 4, which by today's standards is a glorified Paint, and I'd say about 3 hours each.  ::)

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #6 on: August 28, 2010, 10:43:20 PM »
Make track points bigger. Too hard to see. That's all that's needed next time. :P

Note: Working on the 1001 Hurricane Season... lol Names?


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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #7 on: August 28, 2010, 10:44:48 PM »
Okay, then I'll probably need to make 2 maps for active seasons.  :P

Note: Just say the names were pulled from 45 year ago..  ;)

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2010, 11:09:52 PM »
I'm coming up with some, just asking if anyone wants certain names.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #9 on: August 28, 2010, 11:12:13 PM »
Branislav!

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #10 on: August 28, 2010, 11:22:30 PM »
That is random...

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2010, 11:25:11 PM »
It's Slavic, and there's a 99.7% chance there will be a "B" storm.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #12 on: August 28, 2010, 11:39:21 PM »
What about the .3% In the history of the Atlantic, there has been at least 3 tropical cyclones in the year. Not necessarily a hurricane (2 years (I think) didn't have a hurricane), but 100% of a B storm. Sadly, I am trying to keep the crazy names to a minimum, and I called it Brian just before you had posted it. I am expecting my season to be a bit overactive. It's going to have 15 named storms.

Alicia
Brian
Cinda
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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2010, 11:33:51 AM »
Moar! The first one is June, July, August.
2nd is be September
and the last one is the rest of the season.  :)
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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2010, 12:27:45 PM »
I'm surprised how realistic the tracks are. I guess it's alot easier putting dots, than doing this:

Code: [Select]
10275 08/13/1001 M= 7 10 SNBR=1363 CINDA     XING=1
10280 08/13*2140867  30 1008*2230863  30 1007*2320859  35 1005*2410858  40 1003*
10285 08/14*2500858  40 1002*2620857  45 1001*2690853  45 1000*2750850  45 1000*
10290 08/15*2820848  50  998*2900847  50  999*2970847  45  999*3060846  50  999*
10295 08/16*3170845  35 1006*3260845  30 1008*0000000   0    0*0000000   0    0*
10300 TS

Hey, can you have a color key (not on map, just explain colors)
Yellow is TD right?
Orange is TS right?
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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2010, 01:13:34 PM »
Yellow - TD
Orange - TS
Very Light Red - Cat. 1
Light Red - Cat. 2
Red - Cat. 3
Dark Fuchsia - Cat. 4
Fuchsia Pink - Cat. 5

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2010, 04:35:27 PM »
okay.

I got Eva done. So on to... Fidel

Fidel done, and below is the year so far, trying to keep realistic tracks.
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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2010, 06:26:22 PM »
Since your maps don't cover the entire basin, is it possible in your program to view two different areas without having to import from one to another?

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2010, 07:10:28 PM »
It's because I didn't use the whole basin yet. It resizes the maps for where the points are. I can put EPAC and ATL on the same map if I wanted.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2010, 07:16:03 PM »
Oh.  :-[ It's just I thought the program only output 1024x633 images because that's the size of both the seasons.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #20 on: August 29, 2010, 07:33:40 PM »
that's the default resolution, but it can change height shape a bit. It's just a one-diameter resolution, and it just so happens it wanted to fit my system the default two dimension resolution way.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #21 on: August 29, 2010, 07:52:51 PM »
How long did it take you to write this thing???

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #22 on: August 29, 2010, 08:10:33 PM »
The program? I didn't write the program.
The season? about two hours so far.

If you want the program, I can teach you how to use HURDAT (easy) and how to get the program (something you need to know a little bit about computers to do).

From what I've known you on the forums so far, I think you are EASILY capable of installing and using the program.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #23 on: August 29, 2010, 09:02:22 PM »
I found the HURDAT, Now what?  ???

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #24 on: August 29, 2010, 09:19:08 PM »
No no no... It comes with the HURDAT you need. It's almost like scripting for storms... I'll teach you that once you get it running.

Download the latest version of VirtualBox, and Ubuntu.

Then I shall tell you the rest after school tommorow.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #25 on: August 29, 2010, 11:25:44 PM »
This is taking a while. More than an hour to go on Ubuntu!  :o

 >:( I found Wubi and it's just over a megabyte!

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2010, 07:09:53 AM »
You can't get on ubuntu. That's and .iso file, and it won't work yet.

It's a large file, because it is an OS.

It only runs in a Linux environment. If you want you can try cygwin, but idk how to do that.

That's why I said, get VirtualBox, it gives a separate environment for side OSs.

So you must install VirtualBox first, then download Ubuntu (don't do it while you are installing, it cuts you form the internet), then you create an OS, and then select it, and click Start. It will ask you to create a hard drive (choose dynamically expanding and the default values), and where you want the disk from (iso is a disk image file, but you don't need a disk) so click the folder thing that you use to browse. Then select where you downloaded Ubuntu. Some other stuff will happen, and then it will ask you if you want to try or install. Click install.

That'll take about 15-30 mins.

Then it will ask if you want to restart. Do that.

(1)
Let it do it's thing, and open VirtualBox again (most likely it's just minimized), and click settings (next to Start). Then click system. Under "Boot Order" select "Hard Disk" and move it to the top using the arrows next to the box, or unselect the other options.

Go back to Ubuntu (should already be open), and click the power looking button in the top right corner of Ubuntu itself, not the red x!!!

Then re-open ubuntu in VirtualBox (green start arrow if you don't remember), if it prompts you to Try or install = again, then go up to the (1) and try the option you didn't do.

The rest of the tutorial will be typed when I get back from school. This should occupy 1 hour out of your day or so. You can explore on Firefox, download a few things, go on the forums, try it out a bit, get familiar.

If you DO want to continue, and you feel you can do this on your own, you can go here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Tropical_cyclones/Tracks
NOTE: YOU CAN'T COPY FROM WINDOWS TO UBUNTU: OPEN THIS PAGE IN UBUNTU IF YOU ARE GOING TO DO THE ABOVE.

It's mostly self explanatory, but a few things aren't.

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2010, 05:23:04 PM »
500 windows popped up saying, and this is summarized, "THIS IS NOT COMPATIBLE WITH WINDOWS XP BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT TESTED IT. PLEASE SEND US $10,000 DOLLARS!" When in reality it's compatible.  >:(
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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2010, 06:24:39 PM »
Ubuntu is down to 45 minutes...

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Re: Random Atlantic Hurricane Season
« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2010, 07:16:28 PM »
Do you have Virtual Box already?