Mariner’s Tropical Cyclone Guide

NOAA has put together an incredible free resource for mariners with everything you need to know about tropical cyclones.

Hurricanes Intensify More Quickly Now

New research has uncovered unsettling climate-change-induced trends in hurricane intensification.

How To Avoid Hurricanes

In this post we’ll cover tropical cyclones in the Weathermuffin app for sailors.

How To Survive a Rip Current

Hopefully, your lifestyle as a cruiser includes much time at sandy beaches. This video from NOAA shows exactly what to do should you find yourself caught in a rip current.

What is Wave Steepness?

And why should sailors care about it?

What is Wind Opposing Current?

And why should sailors care about it?

NOAA: 60% Chance of Above Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season

NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center has issued an update for the Atlantic hurricane season.

95% Chance for Winter El Niño

The most recent El Niño/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Diagnostic Discussion, dated August 10, 2023, and published by NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center, indicates:

iOS Apps for Sailors and Cruisers

These are the iOS apps I use when sailing.

How dangerous is it to sail in the open seas?

This is similar to asking, “How dangerous is it to fly in the open skies?” Yet here you are, having survived every airplane flight you’ve taken, despite all that could have gone awry.