East Coast USA has been put on alert as Hurricane Isaias tracks its way north. The hurricane that started as a tropical storm, crossed Haiti and the Dominican Republic before being escalated to Category 1 weather system.
Hurricanes have a habit of taking aim for the Hawaiian Islands right around this time of year. Mother Nature doesn’t rest and is doing her thing like clockwork.
On Sunday morning the US Coast Guard Captain of the Port set port condition ZULU for Honolulu and Kauai Counties as Hurricane Douglas continues to threaten Hawaii.
"They are calling it a one in 500 year rainfall here in Whangarei," friends of Latitude Lewis and Alyssa Allen of the Island Packet 420 Levana told us over the weekend. Whangarei, (pronounced fong-ah-ray) a boating hub on the east coast of the North Island, recorded 214 millimeters of rain — that's almost eight and a half inches — in 24 hours on July 17, and a further 44 mm the following day, according to New Zealand’s MetService.
"With the spiraling caseloads in most Bay Area counties, we feel the responsible and safe course of action is to postpone the Encinal Regatta."
The National Weather Service is looking for your help to change the weather.
On July 9 and 10, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) will be hosting their inaugural, live webinars on weather forecasting geared toward blue water mariners. Participation is free and there is space for up to 250 attendees.
“Attached is a photo taken from the El Cerrito hills, on the Bay, in the late afternoon of May 24 — I’ve seen this phenomenon many times but this is the first time I documented it,” wrote Larry Radcliffe. More »
Summer seems to be inching closer and closer here in the Bay Area, though, like many things in our lives at the moment, it’s doing a two-steps-forward, three-steps-back shuffle. After a heat wave last week, things got cloudy, rainy, cold and windy on the weekend. More »
Hurricane season officially begins in the Atlantic Basin on June 1, peaking around September 10, before ending on November 30. On average, the Atlantic experiences 11 named tropical systems.
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