Archive of: Teaser

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Changing seasons

Columbus Day weekend has now passed in the U.S. at the time of this writing, and there are certainly signs on the weather maps of the North Atlantic and North Pacific of the more active weather patterns characteristic of the colder season beginning to show up.

Web Exclusives 2014
Tropical storm and hurricane info

Tropical storm and hurricane info

Where to find it and how to use it

Ocean Voyager 2014
Seeing global winds

Seeing global winds

You’ve heard of working for peanuts, but how about for pickled herring? Software developer Cameron Beccario, who devised a fascinating and informative global weather visualization website called “earth”, has been offered pickled herring and salmon from an Alaskan commercial fisherman, a confessed big fan of “earth.”

March/April 2014
Playing the weather to New Zealand

Playing the weather to New Zealand

Easing the passage between the major islands and New Zealand

March/April 2014
Winds against the grain

Winds against the grain

Ocean voyagers are interested in the winds along their routes for obvious reasons, whether voyaging under sail or under power. Gathering information about expected wind speeds and direction for a voyage is a key component of the decision making process that will determine the exact route of the voyage, the timing of the departure, and whether intermediate stops are made and how long their duration may be.

March/April 2014
Preparing for storms at sea

Preparing for storms at sea

If we have time to prepare and a lot of sea room, Nine of Cups, our Liberty 458 cutter, handles the rough weather pretty well

January/February 2014
“In Hawaii, hurricanes hardly happen”

“In Hawaii, hurricanes hardly happen”

Apologies to George Bernard Shaw, and Lerner and Loewe for the title. But, in fact, hurricanes are not that common in Hawaii, despite the location of the island state in the middle of the largest ocean on the planet and solidly in the tropical latitudes.

Web Exclusives 2013
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
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