Monthly Archives: February 2018

High Wind and Wave Events Crossing the Gulf Stream

Crossing the Gulf Stream where ocean currents can exceed 2 knots takes some skill and if you try in under certain weather conditions, could be dangerous for any size vessel.¬† High wind and wave events can occur under certain conditions … Continue reading

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Second Major Storm in a Week to Affect Atlantic Shipping

A rapidly deepening major storm low is forecast to move southeastward from just south of Newfoundland Saturday to west-northwest of the Azores over the next 48 hours.¬† Winds are forecast to increase to 50-65 knots with seas building to 13 … Continue reading

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North Atlantic Hurricane-Force Storm Affecting Main Shipping Lanes

An intense hurricane-force storm low over the central North Atlantic was producing significant wave heights of an incredible 19 meters (62 feet) today, according to the National Weather Service Ocean Prediction Center. After dumping some moderate to heavy snow in … Continue reading

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Dangerous North Atlantic Storm Impacting Shipping Lanes

A developing hurricane force storm low over the west-central North Atlantic continues to move eastward at 35 knots producing winds of 55-75 knots with significant wave heights up to 12 meters (40 feet) within 180 NM south and 120 NM … Continue reading

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What does a Small Craft Advisory mean?

The National Weather Service has developed a multi-tier concept for forecasting hazardous weather which includes outlooks, watches, warnings and advisories. An outlook is issued to indicate that a hazardous weather or hydrologic event may occur over the next several days. … Continue reading

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Update: Dangerous North Atlantic Hurricane Force Storm Expected

Atlantic Storm Update A rapidly deepening storm low is forecast off the USEC Sunday morning then tracks ENE to East with winds reaching 55-70 knots and seas to 10 meters (33 feet) by 1800 UTC 18th and winds off 60-75 … Continue reading

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Hurricane Force Storm Forecast for Central North Atlantic

A weak low will move off the USEC near Cape Hatteras Saturday evening then move eastward and deepen rapidly and develop storm to hurricane force winds of 55-70 knots and seas to 9 meters (30 ft) south and southwest of … Continue reading

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