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2020 Atlantic Hurricane Outlook issued by Colorado State University

The Department of Atmospheric Science Colorado State University has issued its “Extended Range Forecast for the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season.   The outlook anticipates that the 2020 Atlantic basin hurricane season will have above-normal activity. The report points to the current … Continue reading

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Two Major North Atlantic Hurricane-force Storms Expected

Two major hurricane-force storm lows are forecast to develop and move across the North Atlantic during the next 72 hours producing winds up to 80 knots and significant wave heights to 17 meters (over 55 feet)!  Continue reading

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Hurricane Force storms over North Atlantic Shipping Lanes

A strong 500 mb jet is setting up west to east across the North Atlantic over the next couple of days near 40N latitude. This will favor strong storm development across the main North Atlantic shipping lanes.  Expecting storm to … Continue reading

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Pablo now a hurricane over the eastern North Atlantic

Pablo is now a hurricane over the eastern North Atlantic with max winds of 65 knots even though it is moving over relatively cool ocean waters.  Pablo is moving N-NE at 28 knots over even colder ocean water so it … Continue reading

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Tale of Two Hemispheres

Interesting split in SST temperatures for the Northern Hemisphere vs. the Southern Hemisphere.  The Northern Hemisphere SST anomaly is predominately warmer than normal while the Southern Hemisphere appears to be mostly cooler than normal. NOAA Global SST Anomaly https://www.ospo.noaa.gov/data/sst/anomaly/2019/anomnight.8.8.2019.gif   … Continue reading

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Two Typhoons currently active over Western North Pacific

Typhoon  Lekima, located about 275 nm SSW of Kaldena AB was moving NW at 7 knots with max winds to 110 knots  and significant wave heights to 39 feet.  Conditions favor some additional strengthening and Lekima could reach max winds … Continue reading

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TS Lekima forms over western North Pacific

TS Lekima has formed over the western North Pacific and currently is located about 479 NM SSE of Kadena AB in Japan and was moving NNW at 6 knots. Max winds are about 35 knots with a max significant wave … Continue reading

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Predictability of Atlantic hurricanes

By Judith Curry Cayman Financial Review  The 2017 Atlantic hurricane season was remarkable, including five landfalls of Category 5 storms in the Caribbean Basin, and three Category 4 strikes on the U.S. coastline. The 2017 landfalls cost hundreds of lives … Continue reading

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New Tropical Cyclone forms over Arabian Sea

Tropical Cyclone 02A has formed over the Arabian Sea about 610 nm soth of Masirah Island and was moving towards the NNW at about 7 knots. Max winds were 35 knots, however, conditions favor deepening and is forecast to reach … Continue reading

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NOAA’s New Marine Forecast Product Improves Weather Forecasts and Safety at Sea

  The following post was published on March 8, 2018 on gCaptain.com By Tom Cuff, Director, NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center (OPC) rolled out a new forecast product suite this week to provide mariners with comprehensive weather forecasts every 24 hours … Continue reading

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