Tag Archives: Ocean Waves

High Waves Pound South Africa’s Coastline

High waves of 7-9.5 meters (23 to 31 feet) crashed into parts of South Africa’s coastline over the weekend, generated by a 952 mb storm low to the south. Continue reading

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Hurricane Force Storm south of Greenland

An intense North Atlantic Storm centered south of Greenland is producing winds of 55-75 knots with significant wave heights to 52 feet (16 meters) within 240 nm south of the center as it moves northeastward at about 20 knots.  According to … Continue reading

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Tropical Storm Pablo forms southwest of Azores

A new tropical cyclone has formed within a larger extratropical cyclone in the northeastern Atlantic. Pablo is a very small-scale tropical cyclone, but satellite data clearly show a well-defined but small circulation with 40-kt winds embedded within the larger low. … 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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High Wind and Wave Events Crossing the Gulf Stream

Crossing the Gulf Stream where ocean currents can exceed 2 knots takes some skill and if you try in under certain weather conditions, could be dangerous for any size vessel.  High wind and wave events can occur under certain conditions … Continue reading

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19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record

19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record December 13, 2016 by Mike Schuler – gCaptain.com   19-Meter North Atlantic Wave Sets New World Record

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Mariner’s Guide to Ocean Waves

There are five types of ocean waves: 1. Wind generated 2. Tides 3. Seiches 4. Tsunamis 5. Pressure induced 1. Wind-Generated Wind-generated waves are the most common waves found on the ocean and are the result from stress on the … Continue reading

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