Tag Archives: Caribbean Sea

Cat 5 Hurricane Maria bears done on Puerto Rico

Hurricane Maria at 5 PM EDT (2100 UTC) has continued to strengthen with max winds now at 145 knots (165 mph) and with a central pressure of 916 mb.  Maria was moving towards the west-northwest (300 degrees) at 9 knots … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Storms, Tropical Cyclones | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

New Hurricane threat for Leeward and Virgin Islands

A developing tropical disturbance over the central tropical North Atlantic is forecast to become a tropical depression or a tropical storm today so tropical storm watches have been issued for portions of the Leeward Islands. Max winds are currently estimated to … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Storms, Tropical Cyclones | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Climatology, Meteorology, Ocean Storms, Tropical Cyclones, Weather Routing | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Storm low over the south-central North Atlantic

A deep 987mb low over the central North Atlantic at 33N latitude is producing winds 35-50 knots with seas to 34 feet (10.4 meters) west of the center.  The low is forecast to slowly drift towards the southeast and gradually … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Storms, Weather Routing | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Hurricane Matthew Sunday update

Hurricane Matthew has weakened slightly since Saturday due to dry air entering the circulation from South America.  Currently max winds are about 120 knots with hurricane force winds extending 30 NM to the northeast and 15 NM to the southwest.  … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Major Hurricane Mathew

Hurricane Matthew continues to intensify and currently has max winds of 100 knots.  Matthew is moving towards the WSW at about 10 knots with hurricane force winds extending outward 20-30 NM and 50 knot or higher winds outward 25-30 NM … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Storms, Tropical Cyclones | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Earl Now a Hurricane

NOAA NHC has upgraded Earl to a hurricane. A NOAA Hurricane Hunter aircraft just reached Earl and measured maximum sustained winds of 75 mph (65 knots) – a Category 1 hurricane on the Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Wind Scale. Earl is centered … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Storms, Tropical Cyclones | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

TS Earl Nears Coast of Belize

TS Earl as of 1500UTC was nearing hurricane force with a central pressure of 991 mb and max winds estimated at 60 knots. Earl is moving westward at about 12 knots. Conditions favor some additional strengthening and Earl could reach … Continue reading

Posted in Ocean Storms, Tropical Cyclones | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment