Wednesday, October 28, 2020
NOAA Hurricane Zeta Wind Speed Probabilities
Weather

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
Total Views: 5

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
Total Views: 5

Monday, October 23, 2017
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Weather

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
Total Views: 8

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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News

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
Total Views: 11

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
noaa

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: 41

Monday, January 23, 2017
Blog

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
Total Views: 4

Friday, July 29, 2016
Weather

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
Total Views: 0

Sunday, July 3, 2016
Hurricane Andrew Progression
Environment

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: 20

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
Total Views: 8

Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Interesting

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
Total Views: 99

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
Total Views: 2

Friday, August 7, 2015
Maritime News

Taiwan Braces for Direct Hit by Powerful Typhoon Soudelor – Satellite Images

Taiwan is bracing for a direct hit by powerful Typhoon Soudelor, which earlier this week earned the title of earth’s strongest storm of 2015. Our friends over at Ocean Weather...

August 7, 2015
Total Views: 0

Tuesday, August 4, 2015
News

Super Typhoon Soudelor Now Most Powerful Storm On Earth This Year

  Super Typhoon Soudelor, now the strongest storm on earth in 2015, is seen in a NOAA satellite image taken in the Western Pacific Ocean at 23:43 ET (03:43 GMT)...

August 4, 2015
Total Views: 2

Monday, June 1, 2015
Interesting

WATCH Massive Containership Take 40 Degree Rolls in North Atlantic WATCH

[contextly_sidebar id=”ZSOfcddaqQ4CioAklmhvvzUX1aKPD8Um”]Last year the Massive 2,992 TEU, 245 meter, containership OOCL Belgium was caught in the middle of the North Atlantic this week experiencing first-hand winter storm “Hercules“, a huge low...

June 1, 2015
Total Views: 580

Wednesday, April 22, 2015
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Maritime News

Storm Shuts Down World’s Biggest Coal Port

Australia's Newcastle port, the world's biggest coal export port, has stopped all ship movements due to a cyclonic storm lashing the country's east coast, a port spokeswoman said on Wednesday.

April 22, 2015
Total Views: 14

Friday, March 6, 2015
Maritime News

Video: Emergency Response Vessel Battles Heavy Seas

This compilation was apparently filmed aboard an Emergency Rescue and Response Vessel (ERRV) belonging to North Star Shipping. It was most likely filmed in the North Sea, possibly as the remnants...

March 6, 2015
Total Views: 11

Friday, February 20, 2015
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Maritime News

Chesapeake Bay Frozen

“The ice in the northern parts of the Chesapeake is up to a foot thick in some places,” commented Mike Reagoso, Vice President of McAllister Towing’s Mid-Atlantic Operations. Record-breaking cold...

February 20, 2015
Total Views: 16