Archive of: Teaser

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Lessons in lightning

Lessons in lightning

A voyaging boat can expect one lifetime lightning hit, but the chance increases dramatically in hot, humid places, like the Intertropical Convergence Zone or Florida’s lightning alley, where as much as 20 percent of boats suffer some lightning damage every year.

May/June 2013
Frontal anatomy

Frontal anatomy

When discussing weather and weather forecasts, the term “front” is used frequently. And, sometimes misused.

May/June 2013
Earlier danger season in the Gulf Stream?

Earlier danger season in the Gulf Stream?

May/June 2013
Sandy’s left hook

Sandy’s left hook

The Coriolis effect tends to make storms curve to the right in the northern hemisphere. So why did Hurricane Sandy make a left turn?

Web Exclusives 2012
Coconut Milk Run weather

Coconut Milk Run weather

Crossing the Pacific Ocean even on the straightest path is a long voyage.

Ocean Voyager 2012
Family weather routing

Family weather routing

Making extensive use of GRIB weather files on a North Atlantic 
crossing

July/August 2012
Lows and arrows

Lows and arrows

Many mariners are familiar with the surface weather charts from NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center and make regular use of these charts to help make their weather-related voyaging decisions.

May/June 2012
Christmas winds

Christmas winds

From early December through mid January, easterly trade winds become stronger and remain energetic for several days

January/February 2012
Weather instruments - What should you have on board?

Weather instruments - What should you have on board?

Weather instruments on board allow you to note conditions in your patch of ocean

July/August 2011
Dealing with the ITCZ

Dealing with the ITCZ

On the Coconut Milk Run, via the Panama Canal, there’s the small matter of 1,000 miles or so of uphill work getting to the Galápagos Islands

January/February 2011
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