Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

What weather can I expect cruising the Caribbean during December?

Over the Caribbean during December winds tend to be mostly from the east or northeast averaging forces 4-5 (11-21 knots).  Over the Gulf of Mexico winds tend to be more variable but still averaging mostly forces 4-5 (11-21 knots).  The … Continue reading

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Hurricane Nate Saturday Update

Hurricane Nate continues to intensify over the warm Gulf of Mexico as it moves rapidly toward the north-northwest at 23 knots (26 mph). Currently max winds are 80 knots (90 mph)but conditions appear favorable for Nate to continue strengthening for … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Nate Upate

Tropical Storm Nate is poorly organized with max winds of about 45 knots (50 mph) located 50 nm from the center and was moving just west of north at 18 knots. Nate is expected to move quickly north-northwestward for the … Continue reading

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Hurricane Irma Monday update

Major Hurricane Irma, currently with max winds to 105 knots (120 mph) and a minimum pressure of 944 mb continues to move west-southwestward at about 11 knots. Hurricane force winds extend outward 20-30 NM while gales extend outward 60 NM … Continue reading

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Hurricane Harvey approaching Texas Coast

Hurricane Harvey continues to develop with minimum pressure now down to 947mb. Harvey remains in an environment for intensification, and strengthening beyond the current intensity is possible prior to landfall.  Currently max winds are at 95 knots but could exceed … Continue reading

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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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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

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Remembering The Great Tampa Gale of 48

It has been quite a while since a major hurricane has made a direct landfall in the Tampa Bay area but back before the Civil War two hurricanes hit the Tampa Bay area within about 2 weeks of each other. In … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Colin Monday morning update

Tropical Storm Colin over the eastern Gulf of Mexico and was moving towards the NNE at 12 knots with max winds of 45 knots (about 50 mph).  Gale force or higher winds extend outward 160NM east of the center.   Colin … Continue reading

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Possible Tropical Storm Development eastern Gulf early next week

  A large area of showers and thunderstorms over the western Caribbean Sea has been moving W-NW.  An area of low pressure is forecast to develop near or over the Yucatan Channel and there is a 60% risk that a … Continue reading

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