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TropicalStormData gives you time-series data on tropical storms. In the property list there is not a location (geographic coordinates) property listed. There are sometimes hidden properties that the savvy gurus know how to get to.

Is there a location-type property that will give time-series for storms? I am looking to get a time-series of the location of the eye of the storm.

Also, a geographic region for the cone that forecast it location from that time would be nice to have as well.

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  • $\begingroup$ What is the location supposed to indicate, where the eye of the storm was at that given moment? $\endgroup$ Aug 27, 2015 at 13:13
  • $\begingroup$ @J. M. Correct. The location of the storm at that date (or date time). $\endgroup$
    – Edmund
    Aug 27, 2015 at 13:42

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While it seems there is no hidden GeoPosition-type property for TropicalStormData you can get this information from the USA National Hurricane Centre GIS Data. There you can download both SHP and KML files for current and historical storms that can be used with Import. These have the coordinates, prediction cones, and more information for the storms.

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  • $\begingroup$ That's very useful; thank you for posting this followup! (+1) $\endgroup$
    – MarcoB
    Sep 9, 2015 at 0:03

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