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NOAA's Hurricane Isaias trajectory

Category 1 Hurricane Isaias Looms Over East Coast

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.
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Hurricanes Douglas and Hanna

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.

New Zealand Engulfed in Torrential Rain and Floods

"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.
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National Hurricane Center Hosts Webinars for Mariners

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.

The Weird Wind and Weather Continue

“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 »

Get Ready for a Weekend of Wind in the Bay Area

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 »
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Outlook for the Atlantic Hurricane Season

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.