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Ocean Storms

Super Typhoon Maria threatens Taiwan and China

Super Typhoon Maria over the western North Pacific was centered about 369nm S-SW of Iwo To and was moving towards the northwest at 11 knots.  Max winds have reached 130 knots with hurricane force winds extending outward  35-55 nm while 50 … Continue reading

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Update: Beryl weakens

Tropical Storm Beryl has weakened since yesterday and now has max winds of only 40 knots. Beryl is accelerating and now moving towards the WNW at 16 knots and continues to move into an area of increasing vertical wind shear … Continue reading

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Hurricane Beryl Threatens Lesser Antilles

Beryl has deepened to hurricane strength over the tropical North Atlantic.  Beryl is a compact hurricane that had a pinhole eye with max winds of about 70 knots and is moving westward at about 13 knots. Beryl’s wind field is … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Prapiroon Update

Tropical Storm Prapiroon, located about 84 NM southwest of Kadena Air Base in Okinawa was nearing typhoon strength with max winds of 60 knots.  Prapiroon was moving N-NW at 11 knots but is forecast to turn more towards the north … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Prapiroon to threaten South Korea

Tropical Storm Prapiroon, located over the western North Pacific has been deepening and moving towards the northwest at abut 5 knots.  Prapiroon currently has max winds of about 45 knots and is forecast to reach typhoon strength during the next … Continue reading

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Hurricane Bud Forecast to weaken

Hurricane Bud reached peak intensity around 0600 UTC with a max wind of about 110 knots as it moved towards the northwest at about 5 knots. Hurricane Bud is forecast move in a north-northwestward direction for the next 36 hours … Continue reading

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New Tropical Cyclone forms over Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 02A has formed over the Arabian Sea about 610 nm soth of Masirah Island and was moving towards the NNW at about 7 knots. Max winds were 35 knots, however, conditions favor deepening and is forecast to reach … Continue reading

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Tropical Cyclone Sagar moving over Gulf of Aden

Tropical Cyclone Sagar was located today over the Gulf of Aden about 181 nm east of Aden, Yeman and was moving towards the west-southwest at 7 knots. Max winds are estimated to be 45 knots with gale force winds extending … 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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