Tag Archives: North Atlantic

North Atlantic Cooling will affect the Hurricane Season

The main tropical development area for the North Atlantic continues to cool relative to recent averages suggesting a stronger than normal Bermuda-Azores ridge. When this high pressure ridge is stronger or displaced west, as it appears to be now, tropical storm … 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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Dangerous North Atlantic Storm Impacting Shipping Lanes

A developing hurricane force storm low over the west-central North Atlantic continues to move eastward at 35 knots producing winds of 55-75 knots with significant wave heights up to 12 meters (40 feet) within 180 NM south and 120 NM … Continue reading

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Update: Dangerous North Atlantic Hurricane Force Storm Expected

Atlantic Storm Update A rapidly deepening storm low is forecast off the USEC Sunday morning then tracks ENE to East with winds reaching 55-70 knots and seas to 10 meters (33 feet) by 1800 UTC 18th and winds off 60-75 … Continue reading

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Hurricane Force Storm Forecast for Central North Atlantic

A weak low will move off the USEC near Cape Hatteras Saturday evening then move eastward and deepen rapidly and develop storm to hurricane force winds of 55-70 knots and seas to 9 meters (30 ft) south and southwest of … Continue reading

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Hurricane-Force Storm off US East Coast

A rapidly deepening and dangerous hurricane-force storm off the US East Coast is moving northeastward at 30 knots.  Winds of 60-80 knots (70-90 mph) and seas to 49 feet (about 15 meters) are expected  during the next 12 hours within … Continue reading

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Omega Block developing over eastern North Atlantic

The current North Atlantic upper-air pattern is developing  an Omega block over the northeastern North Atlantic. This pattern gets its name because this upper air pattern looks like the Greek letter omega (Ω). Omega blocks tend to have two cut-off … Continue reading

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What’s the weather like 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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