End of Cape Verde Season and Start of W. Atlantic

By: canehater1, 1:16 PM GMT on September 23, 2010

Folks in the Carribbean and Gulf of Mexico should not let there guard down as the ingredients are in place for apossible late season Storm to develop. 97-L seems to be getting better organized and since steering currents areuncertain at best, everyone should stay abreast of latestNHC forecasts.NHC Gives 97-L 80% Chance

The Tropics From a Captain's Perspective

By: canehater1, 9:59 PM GMT on September 08, 2010

The recent quick spin-up of Tropical Storm Hermine was a stark reminder of how important it is to stay current on weather conditions in the Gulf of Mexico. Given a little more time over warm Gulf water, Hermine could have been mean indeed! Humberto in 2007was another "surprise".LinkAnother quick forming storm was Danny in 1997.LinkAs for the current situation, we will have to keep a close eye on Gaston's remains. Although weak, a similar occurence happened in 1995...

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I am a Captain on a 270 ft. Offshore Supply Vessel working in the Gulf of Mexico. I keep a close eye on tropics due to the nature of my work.