Tag Archives: Gulf of Mexico

Florida West Coast Hurricanes 

September and October are the two months when the Florida West Coast is most at risk of encountering a landfalling hurricane.  Continue reading

Posted in Climatology, Tropical Cyclones, Weather Wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Tampa Bay Hurricane Storm Surge Scenarios

While no storm scenario is a good one for the Tampa Bay area, the worst case is when the hurricane center is located north of the Tampa Bay entrance such that the maximum winds associated with the eye wall occur at the mouth of the bay with storms making landfall farther north result in lower surges. Continue reading

Posted in Climatology, Meteorology, Sea Level Rise, Storm Surge, Tropical Cyclones, Weather History, Weather Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

What’s the weather like cruising the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico during February?

If you are planning a cruise or will be sailing during the month of February check out what weather to expect in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean Sea.    Wind Over the Caribbean during February winds tend to be … Continue reading

Posted in Climatology, Cruise Weather, Weather Wisdom | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Subtropical Storm Alberto forms

The National Hurricane Center has upgraded the disturbance over the northwestern Caribbean to Subtropical Storm Alberto. The initial intensity has been set at 35 knots with movement towards the north-northeast at 5 knots. Alberto is forecast to slowly deepen reaching … Continue reading

Posted in Tropical Cyclones | Tagged , | Leave a comment

What’s the weather like cruising the Caribbean during December?

Wind 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).  … Continue reading

Posted in Climatology, Cruise Weather | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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, Cruise Weather, Meteorology, Ocean Storms, Tropical Cyclones, Weather Routing, Weather Wisdom | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment