Tag Archives: Ocean Weather

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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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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Hurricane Force storms affecting North Pacific shipping

  Two Hurricane Force storms affecting North Pacific shipping   An intense 950 mb storm low over the north-central North Pacific is moving east with winds of 50-65 knots and seas to 46 feet (14 meters) within 480 NM south … Continue reading

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Dangerous West Pacific Storm Developing

  Post-Tropical Hurricane Force Storm Lan will move rapidly northeast and transfer its energy to a developing storm low that will move towards the southwestern Bering Sea and western Aleutian islands.       This developing storm will deepen very … Continue reading

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What is the weather like cruising the Caribbean in October?

October is an excellent month to cruise the Caribbean Sea.  Generally, winds are light to moderate coming primarily from the east and averaging 7-16 knots with the risk for encountering gale force or higher winds are 1 percent or less.  … Continue reading

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