‘Unprecedented’ Boat Traffic Off Maine’s Coast Creates COVID-19 Challenge

8/12/2020 - By Eric Russell. While some potential out-of-state visitors have likely been deterred by Maine’s two-week quarantine or negative testing requirements, one area hasn’t seen any slowdown: the open water. Harbormasters, marine patrol officials and boat dealers all agree that 2020 has been the busiest season in recent memory in coves,… SEE MORE

‘Extremely Active’ Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

8/12/2020 - Atmospheric and oceanic conditions are primed to fuel storm development in the Atlantic, leading to what could be an “extremely active” season, according to forecasters with NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, a division of the National Weather Service. The agency released its annual August update to the Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook,… SEE MORE

Isaias Continues Active Seasonal Trend for Atlantic Tropics

8/7/2020 - By David Cannon – Director of Yacht Operations/Meteorologist, Weather Routing Inc. (WRI) The Atlantic Hurricane Season has already been one for the record books and has been far more active than normal thus far. In an average season, we will find 1 or 2 named tropical cyclones (those of Tropical… SEE MORE

NOAA Unveils 10-year Roadmap for Tackling Ocean, Great Lakes Acidification

8/5/2020 - NOAA unveiled its new 10-year research roadmap to help the nation’s scientists, resource managers, and coastal communities address acidification of the open ocean, coasts, and Great Lakes. “Ocean acidification puts the United States’ $1 billion shellfish industry and hundreds of thousands of jobs at risk,” said Kenric Osgood, Ph.D., chief of the… SEE MORE

Isaias Forecast to Strengthen to a Hurricane as it Heads Toward the Carolinas

8/3/2020 - By Hollie Silverman and Monica Garrett. Tropical Storm Isaias is forecast to strengthen into a hurricane again and reach the Carolinas on Monday night, according to the National Hurricane Center. A hurricane warning has been issued for parts of South Carolina and North Carolina, and surges could reach 3 to 5 feet.… SEE MORE