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Subject: E7) What is the farthest a tropical cyclone has traveled ?

Contributed by Neal Dorst (HRD) and Sandy Delgado (NHC)

Here are lists of the longest path lengths (rounded off) for three basins since the start of the satellite era (1961). These paths are based on distance traveled from the first advisory until the last advisory while the system was still considered 'tropical.'

Atlantic
StormDistance
(km)
Distance
(n.mi)
FAITH (1966) 127006850
ALBERTO (2000) 106705760
CLEO (1964) 96605210
CHLOE (1967) 96605210
FLORA (1963) 9255 4990
Basin average 3000 1620
 
East Pacific
Central Pacific
StormDistance
(km)
Distance
(n.mi)
JOHN (1994)* 13280 7165
DORA (1999)* 10480 5650
FICO (1978) 8700 4700
OLIWA (1997)* 8500 4590
DANIEL (2000) 8100 4370
GUILLERMO (1997) 80554350
Basin average 2400 1295
* track extended into western Pacific
West Pacific
StormDistance
(km)
Distance
(n.mi)
FAYE (1965) 8750 4700
NANCY (1961) 8110 4380
PARMA (2003) 7600 4100
MIREILLE (1991) 7300 3940
WYNNE (1987) 7275 3925
Basin average 2630 1420
Supplied by Digital Typhoon database
South Pacific
StormDistance
(km)
Distance
(n.mi)
REWA (1993) 8920 4790
MADGE (1972) 6110 3280
MARCELLE (1972) 5350 2875
BERTHA (1958) 4795 2575
IDYLLE (1978) 4790 2570
Basin average ---- ----
Supplied by Digital Typhoon database

Last updated May 20, 2011

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