Thursday, October 14, 2021
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
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....
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...
Saturday, June 5, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
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...
Monday, March 15, 2021
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
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....
Tuesday, April 9, 2019
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...
Tuesday, April 2, 2019
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,...
Monday, October 23, 2017
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
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...
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...
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...
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...
Sunday, July 3, 2016
Thursday, February 11, 2016
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....
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...
Friday, November 13, 2015
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...
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
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...
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