The National Hurricane Center Recorded an 83-Foot Wave Height Associated with Florence. It Could Be An Error, But Maybe Not

My eye lit up in amazement Wednesday morning after I scrolled to a tweet by the National Hurricane Center's Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch claiming that satellite radar picked up a significant wave height of 83-feet in the northeast quadrant of Hurricane Florence. My mind was blown, along with the others who shared, retweeted and commented on the post. A wave … [Read more...]

Hermine Churns North into Carolinas After Pounding Florida

Sept 3 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Hermine plowed across North Carolina's Outer Banks on Saturday, threatening the U.S. East Coast with a mix of high winds and heavy rain after leaving a path of destruction in Florida, Georgia and in the Carolinas. The storm was projected to creep north along the Carolina coast, then gather strength after moving offshore into the Atlantic, … [Read more...]

Warning: Rogue Wave Ahead — Predicting the Ship Killing Waves

Rogue waves are real sea monsters. Rising many times higher than surrounding waves, they have the power to sink ships and to cripple offshore platforms. Recently, engineers from MIT have developed a new means of predicting the formation of rogue waves, which may give mariners a two to three-minute warning before one of the monster wave hits. Whether or not the new … [Read more...]

Fiji Takes Direct Hit from Worst-Ever Tropical Cyclone Winston

By Emma O'Brien (Bloomberg) -- Fiji is surveying the damage from the strongest tropical cyclone to ever hit the South Pacific nation, with at least three people reported to have been killed and whole villages flattened as the storm tracked across the archipelago. A state of natural disaster is in place across Fiji and a curfew imposed on Saturday evening local time won’t … [Read more...]