Saildrone's USV has been capturing footage from inside the eye of Hurricane Sam, currently situated off the USA's East Coast.
While Sam doesn't appear to be in any great hurry at the moment, its projected path could see the weather system crossing the Leeward Islands next week.
We end this week with some positive news as a missing sailor is found and Mexico dodges a hurricane.
We've seen many reports of flooding, and damage to structures, and yes, unfortunately some boats.
The arrival of Hurricane Henri and Hurricane Grace over this past week appears to have marked the escalation of this year's East Coast hurricane season.
The National Hurricane Center is hosting its second annual live webinar on weather forecasting geared toward blue water mariners.
In May, NOAA reported that forecasters predicted a 60% chance of an above-normal season Atlantic hurricane season.
The North Atlantic hurricane season will begin on June 1 and run through November 30. Tropical Storm Andres kicked off the Eastern Pacific season early.
The South Pacific has been a hive of natural activity recently, with multiple earthquakes and a Category 5 cyclone keeping island nations on alert for damaging winds, rains and tsunamis.
The category 5 cyclone Yasa was originally predicted to go right over the main island of Viti Levu — meaning Vuda Marina and Port Denarau — and would have affected most of the cruising boats in the area.
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