Thursday, October 14, 2021
la nina 2021

Double-Dip La Niña Emerges in Pacific Ocean

A La Niña has developed and will extend through the second winter in a row, according to NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of NOAA’s National Weather Service. La Niña...

22 hours ago
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Tuesday, September 14, 2021
Hurricane Ida is seen in this image taken aboard the International Space Station

Storms From Texas to China Set to Worsen Global Ship Logistics Problems

By Ann Koh (Bloomberg) Global supply chains already tangled by the pandemic, labor shortages and sustained consumer demand in the U.S. are getting walloped by another disruptive force: Mother Nature....

September 14, 2021
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Saturday, July 24, 2021

Heat, Floods, Fires, & New Shipping Lanes: Blame The Jet Stream

By Laura Millan Lombrana (Bloomberg) Devastating floods destroyed towns in Germany and Belgium. A ruthless heatwave broiled the Western U.S. and Canada. Heavy rains paralyzed a Chinese industrial hub home...

July 24, 2021
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Saturday, June 5, 2021

Asia Braces For 20 Cyclones In 2021

By Kanupriya Kapoor (Reuters) – Half of the roughly 20 tropical cyclones expected to form in the western Pacific Ocean through September this year are predicted to hit land in...

June 5, 2021
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Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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Seacor Power: A Change In Temperature Equals a Change in Density which Equals an Event -Opinion

By CW4 Michael W. Carr, US Army Watercraft Master (Retired) I sailed out of Port Fourchon as Chief Mate on Crowley’s American Salvor. Reading of Seacor Power’s capsizing brought memories...

May 19, 2021
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Monday, March 15, 2021
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Flood Knocks U.S. Buoy Data Offline

A flood at the U.S. National Weather Service’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland has knocked out power to servers processing NOAA’s marine buoy data, rendering the data inaccessible to the...

March 15, 2021
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Wednesday, October 28, 2020
NOAA Hurricane Zeta Wind Speed Probabilities

Zeta Set to Become Category 2 Hurricane Before Gulf Of Mexico Landfall

By Brian K. Sullivan (Bloomberg) — Zeta is forecast to strengthen to a Category 2 hurricane before making landfall in southeastern Louisiana on Wednesday, possibly racking up $1 billion in damage....

October 28, 2020
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Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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Maritime News

Global Warming Effects Presenting a ‘Major Challenge’ to Carrier Schedules in Asia

By Sam Whelan in Singapore (The Loadstar) – Typhoons and other adverse weather events are playing havoc with carrier schedules, presenting a “major challenge” to the industry as it aims...

April 9, 2019
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Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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Maritime News

Wall Street Embraces Weather Risk in New Era of Storms, Drought

By Brian K. Sullivan, Alexandra Semenova and Eric Roston (Bloomberg) — Every uptick in wind speed along the Gulf of Mexico shoreline is of enormous interest to Mike Eilts. Eilts,...

April 2, 2019
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Monday, October 23, 2017

Typhoon Lan Heads Out To Sea, Three Dead In Japan

by Elaine Lies (Reuters) A rapidly weakening typhoon Lan made landfall in Japan on Monday, setting off landslides and flooding that prompted evacuation orders for tens of thousands of people,...

October 23, 2017
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Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Maritime News

AccuWeather: Fewer Atlantic Hurricanes in 2017, But Three Could be ‘Major’

April 5 (Reuters) – The upcoming Atlantic Ocean hurricane season could include at least three severe tempests, but will likely involve fewer storms than usual overall, private forecaster AccuWeather predicted...

April 5, 2017
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Watch: Gale Force Winds Rock Ship in Durban

Some incredible video showing a ship battling high winds as it approaches Durban, South Africa. The video was published recently to Youtube with no information attached. Looks like they are...

April 5, 2017
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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
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Monday, January 23, 2017

Photos: NOAA’s New Weather Satellite Sends First Images Back to Earth

NOAA’s next-generation weather satellite has sent its first images of Earth, well, back to Earth. NOAA released the photos on Monday. The agency said the GOES-16 satellite, the first spacecraft...

January 23, 2017
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Friday, July 29, 2016

National Hurricane Center On Watch In The Atlantic

by Brian K Sullivan (Bloomberg) It’s time to start watching the Atlantic Ocean for storms that could turn into hurricanes. Two potential tropical systems are being tracked by the U.S. National...

July 29, 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
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Thursday, February 11, 2016
Maritime News

Royal Caribbean’s Nightmare Cruise: What Did the Weather Forecasts Say?

The Anthem of the Seas departed Bayonne, New Jersey last Saturday with about 4,500 guests and 1,600 crewmembers for what was scheduled to be a 7-day roundtrip cruise to the Bahamas....

February 11, 2016
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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Unusual North Pacific Storm Tracking Through Main Shipping Lanes – UPDATE

Update (Jan 14) – The intense and dangerous North Pacific storm continues to pack winds to 90 knots and wave heights to 50 feet (15.2 meters) this morning. From NOAA...

January 13, 2016
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Friday, November 13, 2015
Maritime News

What is the Role of the Oceans in Global Warming/Climate Change?

There has been much press and controversy in recent years about global warming or climate change. Opinions range from doomsday scenarios to absolute disbelief. As a meteorologist (not climatologist), I...

November 13, 2015
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Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Maritime News

WATCH: Crazy Hail Storm Pounds Small Fishing Boat Near Naples

Video filmed in the Gulf of Naples, Italy over the weekend of a small fishing boat stuck offshore in a dangerous hail storm, but these guys seem to just laugh...

September 8, 2015
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