The solution to last week's Challenge has been posted HERE.
This week's Challenge asks you to map the path and storm classification of Hurricane Harvey from its origins in the Atlantic to its eventual landfall in the United States.
Hurricane Harvey was the first major hurricane to make landfall in the United States in over ten years, ending a period of with no hurricanes of Category 3 intensity or higher making landfall in the US. The eighth named storm, third hurricane and the first major hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season, Harvey evolved over the course of its path (over 5500 miles from the western coast of Africa to the United States!) from a wave to a full hurricane.
The Start File, downloaded from the National Hurricane Center (NOAA.gov), contains data on the storm's path, its storm type classification and intensity. Construct the line segments for each of the changes in storm type over the storm's path. For each line segment, calculate the storm's average intensity.
NOTE: Data for Hurricane Irma can also be downloaded from the NHC here if you'd like to compare the storm tracks and/or intensities.