Category Archives: Meteorology

What is the risk of encountering a tropical storm or hurricane during your Caribbean cruise?

                      Tropical cyclones are storms that originate over tropical and subtropical waters during the summer and fall seasons and are classified as follows: Tropical Depression:A tropical cyclone with maximum sustained … Continue reading

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Slowing Sea Level Rise Projections

In recent years there have been several projections regarding sea level rise, including claims that the oceans could rise up to 10 feet by 2100.  It is time to consider just how much weight we should give these projections as … Continue reading

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Stormy Eastern North Atlantic

  An intense storm low over the eastern North Atlantic with storm to hurricane force winds and seas to 14 meters (46 feet) will turn northeast then northward passing just west of Ireland.  A rapidly deepening low will develop over … Continue reading

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West Pacific stormtracks may delay westbound shipping

Strong Arctic high pressure building over Siberia eastward will suppress stormtracks far to the south across the western North Pacific during the next several days.  This will likely result in delays to west-bound traffic from the Panama Canal to Far … Continue reading

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Strong High Pressure block building over Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska

Just as there is currently a strong blocking high pressure over the northeastern North Atlantic, so is there a building high block over the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska shunting lows far to the south in the eastern North … Continue reading

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Strong High Pressure over Northeast Atlantic

Strong high pressure during the next couple of days over the northeastern North Atlantic will drift slowly towards the S-SE keeping low pressure systems near or southward of 40N latitude.  This will open up an opportunity for great circle weather … Continue reading

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19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record

19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record December 13, 2016 by Mike Schuler – gCaptain.com   19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record

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Hurricane Matthew strengthening as it approaches Florida

Hurricane Mathew at 11am EDT 1500 UTC is once again gaining strength with max winds now at 120 knots (about 140 mph).  Environmental conditions appear favorable for additional intensification today while Matthew approaches the east coast of Florida. Currently hurricane force … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the 2016 Hurricane Season

The extended 500 mb height anomalies forecast (via weatherbell.com) suggest strong blocking likely over the northeastern part of North America during the peak of the 2016 hurricane season.  This blocking was prevalent during 2005 when we set a record for … Continue reading

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Global temperatures may fall as the El Nino weakens

The past year’s strong El Nino started to heat the tropical atmosphere starting last spring with the global temperatures following later as the heat was redistributed around the globe. The tropical temperatures peaked in early January with the global temperatures … Continue reading

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