Weather News & Resources Filter

Car stranded by flood. Image royalty free from Canva.com

How to Help Coastal Communities Recover from September 2022 Storms

10/4/2022 by Anastasia Fischer

By US Harbors The level of destruction, and extreme need, that has been caused by the recent storms and hurricanes in Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Southwestern Florida has left many of us asking “what can I do?”. We’ve put together this page to help answer that question. If you have… SEE MORE

Giant Ocean Wave - Wiki Commons --Unknown author, CC0, via Wikimedia Commons

Boating 101: Interpreting Wave Forecasts

9/27/2022 by Editor

By Jim Hendricks for Boating.com Checking and interpreting wave forecasts proves critical to safety and comfort. First, let me plead, “Mea culpa.” I’ll admit to fixating on marine wind forecasts before venturing out to sea, sometimes to the exclusion of wave projections. That shortcut has more than once come back to… SEE MORE

Alaska - Ex-typhoon Merbok centered near the Bering Strait on Sep. 17. Water vapour satellite imagery (NOAA)

How to Help Alaskans Affected by Devastating Storm

9/26/2022 by Editor

By Chris Klint, Alaska Public Media. How to help in the aftermath of this weekend’s historic storm that devastated numerous Western Alaska communities. Gov. Mike Dunleavy has said that the best way for Alaskans to help is by donating money to reputable charity organizations like the Red Cross of Alaska, the Salvation Army’s Alaska… SEE MORE

US Coast Guard Logo

Coast Guard Alerts Southern Florida About Approach of Ian

9/23/2022 by Editor

Message from the US Coast Guard: Coast Guard Alerts Southern Florida to Prepare for Possible Impacts of Tropical Storm Ian MIAMI — Crews from the Seventh Coast Guard District are making preparations in advance of Tropical Depression NINE’s anticipated development into a hurricane, Friday. Homeland Security Task Force – Southeast… SEE MORE

Hurricane Linda (Photo courtesy of NOAA)

How to Help Puerto Rico Rebuild

9/23/2022 by Editor

By NPR’s Juliana Kim  Hurricane Fiona slammed into southwestern Puerto Rico on Sunday, wiping out the power grid and cutting off clean water to most of the island’s residents. President Biden declared an emergency in Puerto Rico, calling on both the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management… SEE MORE

Alaska - NOAA Office Locations

Impacts of Extreme Storm on West Coast of Alaska

9/20/2022 by Editor

By the Alaska Climate Research Center (UAF) Widespread storm damage along the West Coast September 18, 2022 A powerful storm has caused severe and widespread damage along Alaska’s West Coast. As of early morning on Sunday, September 18, water levels are receding along the Bering coast but still rising along… SEE MORE

W. Pfahler, CC BY-SA 4.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Storm Ends Calmest North Atlantic Summer Since WWII

9/4/2022 by Editor

By John Konrad. As Super Typhoon Hinnamnor is bearing down on Japan, the North Atlantic Ocean has experienced the quietest months of July and August since 1941. However, that could change as a new storm develops in the Caribbean and meteorologists predict a stormy fall season. Named storms have skipped… SEE MORE

U.S. Navy photo by Chief Mass Communication Specialist Chris Hoffpauir, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

How to Protect Your Boat From Severe Weather

8/25/2022 by Editor

By Florida Weekly. The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe weather is planning, preparation and timely action. The following precautions and checklists are meant as guidelines only. Each boat owner needs a plan unique to the type of boat, the local boating environment, the severe weather… SEE MORE

NOAA, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

Harmful Effects of Airborne Red Tide in New Study

8/22/2022 by Editor

By Stefania Lugli. Researchers from the Roskamp Institute found new evidence suggesting that airborne exposure to red tide could have neurological impacts — especially for those with a previous history of migraine or chronic fatigue syndrome. While respiratory symptoms are well-documented during red tide blooms, neurological symptoms haven’t been examined… SEE MORE

NOAA / National Climatic Data Center, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

2022 Hurricane Season Forecast Updated

8/21/2022 by Editor

By Alex Sosnowski. AccuWeather meteorologists continue to warn about a surge of tropical activity and direct threats to the southeastern United States as the heart of the hurricane season looms, despite a long gap in tropical development over the Atlantic this summer. Atlantic tropical activity this year has been slower… SEE MORE

Frank Buchalski from Dallas, United States, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Plan to Save Charleston From Rising Seas

8/19/2022 by Editor

By Sarah Haselhorst. Resting in the hands of Congress is a U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposal for a $1.1 billion sea wall that would encapsulate about 8 miles of Charleston’s peninsula in the city that’s expected to continue to swell in population. In Charleston, a place where street lines… SEE MORE

Brocken Inaglory, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

New Study Highlights Speed of Pacifica's Erosion

8/19/2022 by Editor

By Grace Scullion. Rising sea levels are eating away the California coast, and a recent study found that the cliffs in Pacifica are among those crumbling the fastest. The study, published by Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego, used data of cliff erosion between 2009-2011… SEE MORE

Daniel Schwen, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Saving Beaches is Costly: But Doing Nothing is Not an Option

8/19/2022 by Editor

By Flagler Live. The Flagler County Commission will soon take over all 18 miles of beaches to manage them, and save them. An ordinance is in the works to essentially surrender Flagler Beach’s portion to the county. But saving them will be exorbitantly expensive: think $5 million to $13 million… SEE MORE

Endurance22, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Extreme Heat Uncovers Lost Villages, Ancient Ruins and Shipwrecks

8/17/2022 by Editor

By Kevin Simauchi. In an eerie twist, volatile weather and heat-induced drought are unearthing glimpses of lost archaeological treasures and forgotten history. Extreme heat this year has triggered wildfires, drought and melting glaciers. Less expectedly, it’s also revealed some weird and dark things about our past—shipwrecks, corpses, ghost villages, ornamental… SEE MORE

https://www.boatsafe.com/international-code-signaling-flags/

Decoding International Signal Flags

8/13/2022 by Editor

By Boat Safe. Although you may never see them displayed except at fleet parades, around naval installations, and areas with heavy international shipping traffic, International code flags are used to signal between two ships or between ship and shore. Also called signaling flags, they are a set of ship flags… SEE MORE