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When to Expect the Warmest Day of the Year

8/2/2021 by US Harbors

During the summer months, most areas in the United States approach their highest temperatures for the year. To give you a better idea of the warmest time of year for your area, NCEI has created “Warmest Day of the Year” maps with the help of Climate.gov for the contiguous United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Puerto Rico. The maps… SEE MORE

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Tokyo Games Could be the Hottest Summer Olympics Ever

7/30/2021 by US Harbors

By Will Jarvis. Years before the coronavirus pandemic delayed the Tokyo Games, caused an uproar over public safety and left arenas empty, researchers were sounding the alarm over another concern for the world’s top athletes: extreme heat. Tokyo’s Olympic and Paralympic Games are expected to be one of — if… SEE MORE

Where to keep your boat in a hurricane.

A Guide to Preparing Marinas and Boats for Hurricanes

7/29/2021 by US Harbors

Boat owners from Maine to Texas have a reason to become edgy in the late summer and fall: Each year, on average, two hurricanes will come ashore somewhere along the Gulf or Atlantic coasts, destroying homes, sinking boats, and turning people’s lives topsy turvy for weeks, or even months. This… SEE MORE

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U.S. High-tide Flooding Breaks Records

7/28/2021 by US Harbors

Coastal communities across the U.S. saw record-setting high-tide flooding last year, forcing residents to deal with flooded shorelines, streets, and basements — a trend that is expected to continue into 2022 and beyond without improved flood defenses, according to a new NOAA report. High waters are affecting coastal economies and… SEE MORE

Even an unnamed storm can expose a harbor's vulnerabilities. Make a storm plan now to prevent surprises this summer.

'Destructive' Severe Thunderstorm Warning to Trigger Emergency Alerts on Mobile Phones

7/27/2021 by US Harbors

The National Weather Service has announced that a new category of “Destructive” Severe Thunderstorm Warning will trigger wireless Emergency Alerts on mobile phones starting August 2. Severe thunderstorms can be life threatening, but not all severe storms are the same. The National Weather Service has announced that a new category… SEE MORE

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Oregon Wildfire Forms ‘Fire Clouds’ that Pose Danger Below

7/18/2021 by US Harbors

By Gillian Flaccus. PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Smoke and heat from a massive wildfire in southeastern Oregon are creating giant “fire clouds” over the blaze — dangerous columns of smoke and ash that can reach up to 6 miles (10 kilometers) in the sky and are visible from more than… SEE MORE

June 2021 was the Hottest June on Record for U.S.

7/13/2021 by US Harbors

Exceptional heat waves from coast to coast helped push June 2021 to the No. 1 spot on the list of hottest Junes on record for the U.S. The first six months of 2021 also brought eight billion-dollar weather disasters, ranging from destructive severe weather to a historic deep freeze, according to experts… SEE MORE

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Headed Offshore? How to Get Real-Time Weather Forecasts & Conditions

7/12/2021 by US Harbors

Getting Accurate Forecasts and Conditions When You’re Offshore Can Be A Challenge: Here’s a Solution!  SiriusXM Marine provides graphical weather and fishing info for boaters, allowing you to know the conditions ahead.  Features include radar, storm cell info, lightning strike locations, marine zone forecasts, wind/wave info, and more.  The service… SEE MORE

Detroit Going Green to Help Slow Flooding During Heavy Rains

7/11/2021 by US Harbors

By Corey Williams. DETROIT (AP) — Massive amounts of green are being spent to find “green” ways to prevent basements, yards, streets and freeways in Detroit from flooding during heavy storms like one last month. Of $100 million pumped each year into infrastructure upgrades for the city’s aging water and… SEE MORE

Coast Guard Urges Hurricane Preparedness Ahead of Tropical Storm Elsa

7/8/2021 by US Harbors

PORTSMOUTH, Va. – The Coast Guard urges caution to Mid-Atlantic mariners, boaters and beachgoers as Tropical Storm Elsa impacts the region. Tropical storms are dangerous, can create treacherous conditions and can cause gale-force winds sooner than anticipated. Mariners, boaters, and beachgoers alike should stay safe, alert and follow advisories as… SEE MORE

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Tropical Storm Elsa Headed to Landfall on Central Cuba Coast

7/5/2021 by US Harbors

By Andrea Rodriguez. HAVANA (AP) — Tropical Storm Elsa swept along Cuba’s southern coast early Monday, and forecasters said it could make landfall on the island’s central shore by midafternoon. By Sunday, Cuban officials had evacuated 180,000 people as a precaution against the possibility of heavy flooding from a storm… SEE MORE

A nearly normal hurricane season is predicted by NOAA

Hurricane and Tropical Storm Watches, Warnings, Advisories and Outlooks

7/3/2021 by US Harbors

Now that the 2021 hurricane season is here, it’s time to make sure that you know the difference between warnings, watches, advisories and outlooks. On average, 12 tropical storms, 6 of which become hurricanes form over the Atlantic Ocean, Caribbean Sea, or Gulf of Mexico during the hurricane season. Although… SEE MORE

Coast Guard Sectors Miami, Key West set Port Condition Whiskey for Hurricane Elsa

7/2/2021 by US Harbors

The Coast Guard Captain of the Ports for Key West and Miami (COTP) set port condition Whiskey for the Port of Key West and the  Port of Miami  due to the expectation of sustained gale force winds of 25 mph and gusts up to 40 mph generated from Hurricane Elsa that may… SEE MORE

NASA Looks at Louisiana Delta System, Eyes Global Forecasts

6/30/2021 by US Harbors

By Janet McConnaughey. MIKE ISLAND, La. (AP) — Erosion, sinking land and sea rise from climate change have killed the Louisiana woods where a 41-year-old Native American chief played as a child. Not far away in the Mississippi River delta system, middle-school students can stand on islands that emerged the… SEE MORE

Drought Woes in Dry US West Raise July 4 Fireworks Fears

6/29/2021 by US Harbors

By Lindsay Whitehurst. SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Many Americans aching for normalcy as pandemic restrictions end are looking forward to traditional Fourth of July fireworks. But with a historic drought in the U.S. West and fears of another devastating wildfire season, officials are canceling displays, passing bans on setting… SEE MORE