Thursday, March 1, 2018
Ben Franklin gulf stream

High Wind and Wave Events Crossing the Gulf Stream, Explained

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....

March 1, 2018
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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Are Ship Weather Observations Still Valuable In The Era Of Satellites?

by: Horst von Bargen (Deutscher Wetterdienst) Meteorological satellites (geostationary at an altitude of about 36.000 km and sun-synchronous at a height of about 850 km) provide images and data in...

April 4, 2017
Total Views: 93

Tuesday, August 16, 2016
NOAA Weather Data

Supercomputer To Help Predict Dangerous River Flooding

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) In a week when heavy rains in Louisiana led to eight deaths and forced more than 20,000 people from their homes, the U.S. said it can now...

August 16, 2016
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Sunday, July 3, 2016
Hurricane Andrew Progression

Atlantic Hurricane Season: What to Expect In 2016

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) Colorado State University edged up its seasonal Atlantic hurricane forecast to 15, three more than in an average year. The new prediction is that six...

July 3, 2016
Total Views: 95

Tuesday, December 1, 2015
NOAA Ocean Warming

Pacific Ocean Is Abnormally Warm But Don’t Panic Yet

The Pacific Ocean is warm. Very warm. Last week, NOAA‘s U.S. Climate Prediction Center announced temperatures reached 3 degrees Celsius (5.6 Fahrenheit) above normal in a key section of the Pacific called Nino...

December 1, 2015
Total Views: 17

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Top Hurricane Tracking Sites [Ranked]

Editor’s NOTE: With Hurricane Sandy currently over Cuba and threatening Florida and the U.S. East Coast, here is a look at some of the top websites for tracking hurricanes as picked...

October 25, 2015
Total Views: 972

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

1993 Superstorm Remembered

This week, back in 1993, was one of the most intense East Coast Storms ever seen. Early on March 13, 1993 an unusually severe extratropical low moved ashore from the...

March 12, 2013
Total Views: 162

Friday, February 22, 2013

Intense Storm Affecting North Atlantic Shipping Routes [UPDATE]

UDPATE The hurricane force storm that was over the western North Atlantic shipping lanes Feb. 23rd-24th has weakened and turned northward towards Greenland, however, a second storm has developed off...

February 22, 2013
Total Views: 6

Monday, February 4, 2013
noaa opc significant wave height analysis

Storm Rages North of Scotland With 17 Meter Significant Wave Heights

An intense hurricane force storm is forecast to move from south of Iceland towards the coast of Norway on Monday with a large area of winds forces 10-12 (50-70 knots)...

February 4, 2013
Total Views: 7

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

BOOM! Intense North Atlantic Storm Drops to 930 Millibars! [REVIEW]

Last weekend saw an unusually intense hurricane force extratropical storm low over the North Atlantic.  An active weather pattern started showing up on computer models more than a week earlier...

January 29, 2013
Total Views: 92

Tuesday, January 15, 2013
noaa surface analysis

Weather Bomb Explodes in the Western Pacific [UPDATE]

16 January Update:  A major hurricane force storm continues over the western North Pacific with winds up to 65 knots and significant wave heights up to 20 meters (about 66...

January 15, 2013
Total Views: 18

Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Press Releases

Fleet Decision Support System Announced For Weather Routing

Applied Weather Technology, Inc. (AWT), announced today at SMM Hamburg its Fleet Decision Support System (FleetDSS). The new fleet management system is completely customizable, designed to improve efficiency and fleet...

September 5, 2012
Total Views: 18

Sunday, June 24, 2012

A Mariner’s Guide to Waves

The following article provided by the marine weather blog Ocean Weather Services blog and written by Fred Pickhardt, a professional marine meteorologist and owner of Ocean Weather Services.  Ocean Weather...

June 24, 2012
Total Views: 780

Monday, June 4, 2012
Hurricane Katrina Eyewall

Hurricane Eyewall Intensity – NOAA Launches New Prediction Model

When the first hurricane emerges from the Atlantic Ocean or Gulf of Mexico this season, NOAA will use a new statistical model to help predict the start of the “eyewall...

June 4, 2012
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

What is the Mariner’s 1-2-3 Rule and Should it Be Updated?

By Fred Pickhardt, With two named tropical storms already on the books before the official start of the 2012 hurricane season I wanted to review what the Mariner’s 1-2-3 Rule...

May 30, 2012
Total Views: 306

Wednesday, April 4, 2012
Best weather sites Lifehacker

The Best Weather Forecast on the Internet

Getting updates from your weather routing service can be helpful but many mariners prefer to do their own forecasting at sea. The problem is the maps provided by NOAA are black and...

April 4, 2012
Total Views: 26

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
ioos Ocean Wave

NOAA’s Top 7 US Ocean Data Services By Region

The U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System, or IOOS®, is a vast, coordinated network of people and technology working together to deliver data on our coastal waters and oceans. Sponsored by NOAA, this...

February 1, 2012
Total Views: 1

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Piracy To Heat Up As Monsoon Season Ends

NATO’s Rear Admiral Hank Ort (NLD N) this week warned that pirate activity in the Gulf of Aden, Indian Ocean and Arabian Sea is likely to increase as monsoon season...

October 6, 2011
Total Views: 1

Saturday, August 27, 2011

NOAA & NASA – Landfall Videos of Hurricane Irene

The above is the latest time-lapse video of Hurricane Irene’s formation and landfall from NOAA’s Visualization lab via their YouTube channel. This video from NASA’s Youtube Channel shows footage from...

August 27, 2011
Total Views: 2

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Hurricane Irene Update – Large Storm Approaches US Coast

The satellite presentation of hurricane Irene has continued to improve this afternoon. A large area of deep convection with very cold cloud tops has expanded near the eyewall and now...

August 24, 2011
Total Views: 0