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By: MarineMeteorologist, 4:06 PM GMT on November 21, 2010
I have moved my marine meteorologist blog to a new location:Ocean Weather Services - A blog about marine weather
Updated: 4:08 PM GMT on November 21, 2010
By: MarineMeteorologist, 5:01 PM GMT on October 06, 2010
A 1004mb low near 42N 35W at 1200Z this morning is forecast to undergo Bombogenesis, that is it will deepen very rapidly during the next 24 hours to a 959mb major storm low forecast near 49N 24W. That will be an incredible 45mb drop in just 24 hours! Winds and seas increasing to forces 8-10 within 300nm south of the center over the next 12-18hours with hurricane force winds developing during the following 24-48hours. This will likely cause some havoc across North At...
By: MarineMeteorologist, 4:55 PM GMT on September 23, 2010
The tropical disturbance that has been moving westward across the Caribbean Sea continues to develop and likely will become the next tropical depression or tropical storm soon as conditions remain favorable for development and currently max winds are in the range of 30-35kts. The anticipated track will effect shipping in the western Caribbean Sea and later perhaps the Gulf of Mexico.Read More
By: MarineMeteorologist, 5:16 PM GMT on September 17, 2010
Hurricane Igor with max winds of 105kts continues to affect the shipping lanes between Europe and the US Gulf Ports and the PCZ. Igor has grown into a very large storm with 12 ft or higher seas now extending 660-720nm to the north and 420nm to the south with significant wave heights of up to 50 ft likely within the eye wall. Hurricane force winds extend outward 90nm to the northeast and 40nm to the southwest while storm force (50kt+) winds extend outward 130nm to ...
By: MarineMeteorologist, 4:44 PM GMT on September 15, 2010
Two major hurricanes are impacting the North Atlantic shipping routes today. Major Hurricane IGOR with max winds of 115kts is moving west-northwest into the North Atlantic shipping lanes between northern Europe and the Mediterranean Sea to/from the PCZ and the US Gulf Ports. Seas 12 ft or higher extend outward 330 nm to the southwest and up to 450 nm to the northeast. High seas up to 50 ft or more are possible within the eye wall. Forecasts suggest that Igor will gr...
Updated: 5:17 PM GMT on September 17, 2010