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King Tides and Sea-level Rise are Flooding Communities Along the East Coast

10/21/2020 by US Harbors

By Matthew Cappucci. Despite tranquil weather to start this week, flooding has affected coastal communities from the Florida Keys to Maine. Long stretches of shoreline along the East Coast were inundated, water levels running a foot or more above normal. The swollen sea temporarily claimed streets, parking lots and public… SEE MORE

BoatUS Tips on Ways to Save on Boating

10 Simple Ways To Save Money on Boating

10/4/2020 by Boat US

By Stacey Nedrow-Wigmore If you’re like me, you’ve probably been spending a lot more quality time on your boat this year. It’s one of the safest ways to get away — either solo or with the family. Even science says boating makes you healthier. But more time on the water… SEE MORE

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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

https://www.nola.com/multimedia/photos/collection_392fa028-fcd1-11ea-9402-9b2f18790014.html#3

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

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/09/17/us/how-to-help.html?referringSource=articleShare

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

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

https://www.noaa.gov/news/la-nina-develops-during-peak-hurricane-season

La Nina Develops During Peak Hurricane Season

9/14/2020 by US Harbors

A La Nina climate pattern has developed and is likely to persist through the winter, according to an advisory issued today by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center. La Nina  — translated from Spanish as “little girl”— is a natural ocean-atmospheric phenomenon marked by cooler-than-average sea surface temperatures across the central and eastern Pacific Ocean… SEE MORE

https://www.aoml.noaa.gov/news/tropical-storm-laura/

Hurricane Laura to be ‘Catastrophic’ Category 4

8/26/2020 by US Harbors

By Andrew Freedman and Jason Samenow. Hurricane Laura is rapidly strengthening and is poised to strike the upper Texas coast and western Louisiana with a ferocity that has not been seen in this region in more than a decade. The storm, which has leaped from a Category 1 to a high-end… SEE MORE

https://www.washingtonpost.com/weather/2020/08/24/marco-laura-gulf-storm-path/

Hurricane Warnings Issued as Gulf Coast Prepares for Marco and Laura

8/24/2020 by US Harbors

By Andrew Freedman and Jason Samenow. The Atlantic Hurricane Season of 2020 just won’t let up, as the earliest L and M storms simultaneously spin towards the Gulf Coast on Monday. Some areas could be affected by both storms, resulting in “a prolonged period of hazardous weather,” according to the National… SEE MORE

https://www.orlandosentinel.com/weather/hurricane/os-ne-tropical-storm-laura-friday-update-hurricane-center-20200821-b4bamp4tmfdjxeqyrdr3yzzbca-story.html

Tropical Storm Laura's Path Shifts but Still Threatens Florida

8/21/2020 by US Harbors

By Joe Mario Pedersen and Richard Tribou. Tropical Storm Laura formed Friday morning with a projected path shifting farther south, but still a threat to both South Florida by Monday and the Panhandle by next week, according to the National Hurricane Center. By 11 a.m., the storm is moving west… SEE MORE

New NOAA Report Shows U.S. Continued to See High Tide Flooding in 2019

8/14/2020 by US Harbors

High-tide flooding, often referred to as “nuisance” or “sunny day” flooding, is increasingly common due to years of relative sea level increases. It occurs when tides reach anywhere from 1.75 to 2 feet above the daily average high tide and start spilling onto streets or bubbling up from storm drains. … SEE MORE

'Extremely Active' Hurricane Season Possible for Atlantic Basin

8/12/2020 by US Harbors

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 US Harbors

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

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

8/3/2020 by US Harbors

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

Rising Seas Could Menace Millions Beyond Shorelines, Study Finds

8/3/2020 by US Harbors

By Brad Plummer. As global warming pushes up ocean levels around the world, scientists have long warned that many low-lying coastal areas will become permanently submerged. But a new study published Thursday finds that much of the economic harm from sea-level rise this century is likely to come from an additional threat… SEE MORE