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Severe Weather Preparedness: The Human Element is Key

9/25/2020 by US Harbors

By David Cannon, Director of Yacht Operations/Meteorologist WRIWX.com. The science of Meteorology and more particularly weather forecasting is an ever-evolving field. Let’s take for example its “infancy” … tracking changes and trends in weather through the use of weather instruments to collect data gave way to the use of radar… SEE MORE

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Is It Safe to Exercise if the Air Is Hazy With Wildfire Smoke?

9/23/2020 by US Harbors

By Gretchen Reynolds. Should we exercise outside when the air is smoky? With smoke and ash from major wildfires still blanketing portions of California and the Northwest and murky plumes wafting across the nation, that issue is top of the mind for many of us and likely to remain a… SEE MORE

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Tropical Storm Beta Floods Galveston, Coastal Areas of Texas

9/23/2020 by US Harbors

By The Associated Press. Storm surge and rainfall combined Tuesday to bring more flooding along the Texas coast after Tropical Storm Beta made landfall, threatening areas that have already seen their share of damaging weather during a busy hurricane season. The storm made landfall late Monday just north of Port… SEE MORE

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Disasters on Two Coasts: How to Help

9/19/2020 by US Harbors

By Concepción de León and Christine Hauser. As wildfires continue to blaze through Oregon, California and Washington State, thousands of people have been displaced, millions of acres have been burned and state leaders are struggling to help survivors who have lost their homes and loved ones. At the same time, Hurricane Sally, which… SEE MORE

Sea-Level Rise: How Bad Will It Get, How Are Maine Communities Preparing & What Can Individuals Do?

9/18/2020 by US Harbors

By Cindy Han. Sea-level rise due to global warming along the coast of Maine is increasing at a rapid pace, with some estimates predicting levels to rise by as much as two feet by 2050. We’ll discuss what is causing the waters to rise more quickly, how it will impact… SEE MORE

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Smoke from Wildfires in the West Reaches East Coast and Europe

9/16/2020 by US Harbors

By Luke Money. The wildfires that have choked California’s skies with smoke in recent weeks – littering cities with ash, wreaking havoc on regional air quality and transforming the sun into an ominous red orb – have now stretched their sooty tendrils to the other side of the country and… SEE MORE

Chris Bedford, Meteorologist

New Podcast Episode: Chris Bedford, Meteorologist to the Sailing "Stars", Talks Coastal Weather

9/15/2020 by US Harbors

In this episode of our USH Harbors podcast–All About Our Coasts–Chris Bedford, famed meteorologist who has forecasted for the world’s most prestigious sailing races, talks about the challenges in predicting coastal weather, what recreational sailors should know about weather data and forecasts, and about what AI is good at–and not… SEE MORE

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News from Our Coasts: September 2020

9/15/2020 by US Harbors

NEWS & UPDATES FOR SEPTEMBER News & Virtual Events from Our Partners Updates from Our Coastal Business Community Photos of the Month We are excited to announce the second annual National Harbormaster Appreciation Day will be celebrated on October 8th, 2020. The holiday, registered with the National Day Archive, is… SEE MORE

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Boating and Water Safety 101

9/7/2020 by US Harbors

The end of summer means it’s time for a quick boating and water safety reminder. A few simple safety precautions can make all the difference on the water. In addition to checking the tides and weather you’ll encounter, read our tips below for a quick water safety refresh. Children and… SEE MORE

CT Fishing Report Week of Oct 28th, 2019

Connecticut Fisheries Division COVID-19 Updates

9/2/2020 by US Harbors

On March 24, 2020, Governor Ned Lamont issued an Executive Order opening lakes, ponds, rivers and streams to fishing statewide.  Opening the fishing season early helps to limit community spread of COVID-19, by eliminating the large crowds that often accompany the traditional Opening Day of fishing in April. During this time… SEE MORE

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