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Saturday, September 9, 2023
Summer heatwave hits Southern California. REUTERS/Mike Blake

The Push To Identify Ocean Heat Waves Before They Happen

By Kendra Pierre-Louis (Bloomberg) –The world’s oceans are simmering. Some 48% of the ocean experienced marine heat waves in August, according to

September 9, 2023
Total Views: 1365

Friday, November 5, 2021
The Other Hurricane Season

The Other Hurricane Season

(Ocean Weather Service) – Each year there are, on average, about 6 hurricanes in the North Atlantic, 8 in the Eastern North Pacific and 17 Typhoons in

November 5, 2021
Total Views: 3076

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

March 1, 2018
Total Views: 1864

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Are Ship Weather Observations Still Valuable In The Era Of Satellites?

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

April 4, 2017
Total Views: 147

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

August 16, 2016
Total Views: 10

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

July 3, 2016
Total Views: 176

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

December 1, 2015
Total Views: 36

Sunday, October 25, 2015
Top Hurricane Tracking Sites [Ranked]

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

October 25, 2015
Total Views: 2441

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
1993 Superstorm Remembered

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

March 12, 2013
Total Views: 328

Friday, February 22, 2013
Intense Storm Affecting North Atlantic Shipping Routes [UPDATE]

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,

February 22, 2013
Total Views: 9

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

February 4, 2013
Total Views: 17

Tuesday, January 29, 2013
BOOM! Intense North Atlantic Storm Drops to 930 Millibars! [REVIEW]

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

January 29, 2013
Total Views: 224

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

January 15, 2013
Total Views: 43

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

September 5, 2012
Total Views: 38

Sunday, June 24, 2012
A Mariner’s Guide to Waves

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

June 24, 2012
Total Views: 1829

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

June 4, 2012
Total Views: 23

Wednesday, May 30, 2012
What is the Mariner’s 1-2-3 Rule and Should it Be Updated?

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

May 30, 2012
Total Views: 729

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

April 4, 2012
Total Views: 86

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

February 1, 2012
Total Views: 20

Thursday, October 6, 2011
Piracy To Heat Up As Monsoon Season Ends

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

October 6, 2011
Total Views: 31


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