Marine Weather

Title Issue
Heading north or south

Heading north or south

As we have passed the summer solstice, many U.S. ocean voyagers may be heading north or south of the border.

Web Exclusives 2019
Prediction says fewer hurricanes

Prediction says fewer hurricanes

Andrea, Barry and Chantal are just three of the names to be given to Atlantic hurricanes this year by NOAA, which in April released the full list of names that will be used in 2019.

July/August 2019
Odds and ends

Odds and ends

As we finish up 2018, I thought I would use this newsletter to talk briefly about a couple of topics rather than go into more detail about one topic.

Web Exclusives 2018
A "Medicane"

A "Medicane"

The title of this newsletter sounds a bit like a medical device or a healthcare plan, but it actually refers to a weather system that can form in the Mediterranean Sea and cause strong winds, heavy rains and very rough seas.

Web Exclusives 2018
Trans-Pacific hurricanes

Trans-Pacific hurricanes

As I write this in late August, the Northern Hemisphere hurricane seasons are well underway.

Web Exclusives 2018
Surface ridges

Surface ridges

I recently spent a few days in Newport, R.I., briefing clients on weather and strategy for the Newport to Bermuda sailboat race.

Web Exclusives 2018
A little Pineapple Express

A little Pineapple Express

Weather conditions along the U.S. West Coast have made many headlines from last summer through this past winter and into the spring.

Web Exclusives 2018
More changes in marine weather information

More changes in marine weather information

Last month, I wrote about some changes to the website of NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center (ocean.weather.gov) and also to some of the products they produce.

Web Exclusives 2018
Changes in marine weather information

Changes in marine weather information

For those who rely on NOAA’s Ocean Prediction Center products for their ocean voyaging pursuits — whether through their website, via FTPmail, via HF weatherfax or from other means — you have likely noticed several changes in the past year or so.

Web Exclusives 2018
Tides in the atmosphere

Tides in the atmosphere

Mariners are quite familiar with tides in most parts of the world, and most probably have a tide table posted on the refrigerator door, in the truck or on board at the nav station.

Web Exclusives 2017
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