Tag Archives: North Atlantic

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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Intense Hurricane Force North Atlantic Storm

An intense 947mb hurricane force storm low over North Atlantic well east of Newfoundland is moving northeast at 15 knots.  Currently winds of 65-85 knots extend outward 120 NM south of the center with seas to 40 feet (about 12 … Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria update: 1100 AM EDT (1500 UTC) Sun Sep 24 2017

The National Hurricane Center (NHC) has reduced the max winds of Maria to 90 knots (105 mph) which is a Cat 2 storm, based on the latest information from the NOAA and Air Force Hurricane Hunter aircraft. The minimum pressure … Continue reading

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Hurricane Maria Update

Hurricane Maria at 1100 AM AST (1500 UTC) Thu Sep 21 2017 Maria has a large 40 nm wide eye and max winds of about 100 knots (115mph). Hurricane force winds extent outward 40-50 NM while 50 knot (58mph) or … Continue reading

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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

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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

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TS Jose Thursday Update

Tropical Storm Jose as of 2100 UTC (5PM EDT) on Sept. 14th was moving towards the west-northwest at 7 knots over the western North Atlantic with a max wind of about 60 knots. Jose is moving over an area that … Continue reading

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Hurricane Jose to do clockwise loop over Atlantic

September 13, 2017 – As of 11 am EDT (1500 UTC), Hurricane Jose is being affected by strong wind northwesterly shear and the current max wind is estimated at 65 knots. Jose has been moving slowly southeastward, however, most models show … Continue reading

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Major Hurricane Irma Update 07 Sept. 0300UTC

Major Hurricane Irma at 0300UTC Sept 7th (11PM EDT Sept. 6th) was centered near 19.4N  66.8W  and was moving towards the west-northwest at 14 knots (16mph) with a minimum central pressure of 916 MB and max sustained winds of 160 … Continue reading

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Major Hurricane Irma presses westward across North Atlantic

  Hurricane Irma is tracking towards the west-southwest with max winds of about 100 knots. The first recon flight will enter Irma late this afternoon so a better picture on intensity will be available this evening. Strong high pressure to … Continue reading

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