Archive of: Teaser

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Gulf Stream weather

Gulf Stream weather

I have heard the following quote many times from those who voyage in the Atlantic: “The Gulf Stream makes its own weather.” There is some truth to this statement in a couple of different ways.

Web Exclusives 2013
Weather on the other side of the world

Weather on the other side of the world

Sometimes our weather picture can get very localized. We can become a little too focused on our immediate surroundings. I decided to take a wider look around the world to see what was going on.

Web Exclusives 2013
Technology catches up with voyagers’ weather man

Technology catches up with voyagers’ weather man

After more than 25 years, the oscillator of Herb Hilgenberg’s Icom M710 radio is at rest, the antenna no longer pushing electrostatic waves across the sea.

October 2013
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
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