Thursday, October 1, 2009

Farmers Almanac: Winter 2010

Curious what the upcoming season’s weather has in store? Sure this is a maritime blog but there is no reason we can’t take advice from our land loving friends. Here...

October 1, 2009
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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tsunami Infographics – Best Of The Web

Photo by mchaconcr Is the tsunami a maritime news story? Should gCaptain be providing coverage and at what level? These are some of the questions gCaptain editors have been facing...

September 30, 2009
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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

NOAA on Fog: “A Costly Phenomenon”

While perusing the NOAA website this morning, I came across an interesting article on something we are all to familiar with here on the Central and Northern California Coast: FOG. ...

September 15, 2009
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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

NOAA’s Powerful New Supercomputers Boost U.S. Weather Forecasts

NOAA has completed implementation of the final phase of a nine year, $180 million contract by installing the newest generation of IBM supercomputers for weather and climate prediction. The primary...

September 8, 2009
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Thursday, August 6, 2009

NOAA Lowers 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Earlier today, NOAA announced that it has lowered its August Atlantic hurricane season outlook from May’s near-normal prediction, to a near- to below-normal Atlantic hurricane season, as the calming effects...

August 6, 2009
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Bill Gates Turns to Fighting Hurricanes

Visit for Breaking News, World News, and News about the Economy So what does a semi-retired mega-billionaire philanthropist do with his spare time? Fight some of the strongest forces...

July 21, 2009
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Thursday, May 21, 2009

NOAA Issues 2009 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook

Is it really that time of year again?  Earlier today NOAA issued its initial outlook for the 2009 Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June through November. The outlook calls...

May 21, 2009
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Friday, April 17, 2009

Sea Storm Playlist: Videos of Ships in Rough Seas

A friend of gCaptain was recently tasked with finding videos of ships in foul weather.  Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the many videos he found.  You can...

April 17, 2009
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Friday, January 30, 2009

Live EarthQuake Monitors – Data, Maps and Realtime Info

The Exploratorium brings us live earthquake monitor and mapping links! Normally I wouldn’t cut an paste so much info but in light of messages I’ve received from mariners worried about...

January 30, 2009
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Saturday, November 29, 2008

ships in heavy weather – at sea photo slideshow

We found this interesting YouTube video of ships battling heavy seas and rogue waves. These photos have been provided by Here at we would love to see your...

November 29, 2008
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Wednesday, November 26, 2008

2008 Hurricane Season Wrap-Up

This years Hurricane season officially comes to an end this Sunday and the 2008 season certainately lived up to NOAA’s expectations as one of the more active seasons on record....

November 26, 2008
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Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Piloting Heavy Seas

. As a young cadet excited about an approaching storm the C/M told me something I find myself repeating; “You can tell the green hands from the old salts by...

November 18, 2008
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Thursday, November 13, 2008

Farmers Almanac: Summer 2009

Farmers’ Almanac: Summer 2009 Here is the Farmers’ Almanac prediction for the summer of 2008/2009. What about spring and summer? Find out when the first and last snowflakes may fall...

November 13, 2008
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Farmers Almanac Winter 2009

Here is prediction from the Farmers’ Almanac for the winter of 2009. For 2008–2009, the Farmers’ Almanac is forecasting a “numbing” winter, with below-average temperatures for at least two-thirds of the...

November 13, 2008
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Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Farmers Almanac: Winter 2007 / 2008

<A href=””> Widgets</A> Here is what the Famers Almanac is calling for the 2007/2008 Winter. “For the western half of the country – mainly those areas west of the Mississippi...

November 12, 2008
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Thursday, October 2, 2008
Maritime Security

Avoiding Pirates and Storms – Notes From A Weather Router

Looking at the piracy chart for 2008 got me reminiscing about recommending routes through the eastern Arabian Sea , Somalia coast, and Gulf of Aden. Our directive was to work...

October 2, 2008
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Monday, September 22, 2008

Surviving Hurricane Ike – Galveston, Texas

While this audience is less likely to be impressed than most, Lou Minatti has video of surviving Hurricane Ike aboard a workboat in Galveston Bay. We know some of you...

September 22, 2008
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Friday, September 19, 2008

Incredible Engineering: The Maeslant Barrier

The Maeslant Storm Surge Barrier is one of the largest moving structures on the planet.  The barrier, completed in May of 1997, was the final stage of the Delta Works,...

September 19, 2008
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Riding Out Hurricane Ike: First Hand Account

Interesting video just released by USCG on Hurricane Ike.  USCGCImagery tells us: Petty Officer Third Class Lee Gutierrez explains how the crew of the Coast Guard Cutter Harry Claiborne rode...

September 19, 2008
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Friday, September 12, 2008

Projected Storm Surge From Hurricane Ike – Mapped

These are projection maps of flooding from Hurricane Ike released by the Texas Governor’s Office.  The National Hurricane Center is predicting Hurricane Ike to reach the coast sometime late Friday...

September 12, 2008
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