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General

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Climate Prediction Center
Latest information on El Niño can be obtained from the website of the Climate Prediction Center ENSO Diagnostic Discussion.
Global Sailing Weather
New, free weather site and information source for sailors, mariners, and others interested in weather. Weather and ocean forecast maps. Weather analysis charts. Satellite images. Knowledge centre. The founder and lead author Dr. Antti Pessi, is a professional meteorologist and a sailing enthusiast.
MailASail
Tel:+44 (0) 20 70432832
Provides a wide range of communication services and advice on the purchase and installation of communications equipment.
NOAA
NOAA hosts a website with comprehensive information about the El Nino phenomena.
Tsunami Warnings Pacific, Caribbean & N. Atlantic
Sign up on the NOAA Web page to receive Tsunami warning messages via email and RSS. Warnings are subject to all the limitations of email and RSS where timeliness is concerned.
Tsunami-Warn.com
Website designed to give subscribers early warning tsunami alerts by SMS txt messages – any time of day or night.
Weather for Sailors
Useful website with information about weather, weather forecasts and how to use them. In his mid career, Frank Singleton was a senior forecaster with the UK Met Office. His final post was as Director of the Observations Division. He cruises a Hallberg Rassy 34.

Forecast Services

Ocean-Pro Weather Services
Naples, Florida, USA , 26 08N, 81 48W
Tel:+1 239-775-7435, +1 239-877-4094, Skype: “captcookusa”
Ocean-Pro Weather offers personalized global weather forecasting, global ocean current analysis, passage planning and timing assistance. Ocean-Pro is operated by Bob Cook, an experienced offshore sailor (150,000 nm) since 1985, and an experienced weather consultant since 2003. Bob provides detailed and accurate long range weather forecasting, passage routing & timing recommendations for private yachts, power and sail, in all oceans. Comprehensive information and guidance typically includes: the vessel, crew, pre-departure passage discussion, routing options and departure timing. Underway exchanges typically include daily vessel position & status reports & logging, frequent long & short range weather forecasts, any warnings, and optimal routing given the weather forecast & currents. Global ocean current, if applicable, can include current and eddy descriptions with optimal routing & waypoints. Typical major ocean currents include the Gulf Stream and others, (Caribbean, Equatorial, Central American, Japanese, Agulhas, etc.). We can provide emergency & mayday assistance, communications with port authorities, marinas, USCG & other SAR organizations. Communications can be by telephone, email, sat phone, SSB or text message. Ocean-Pro operates an FCC licensed, Private Marine Coast Station, call-sign, WQCN860, aka “Ocean-Pro Weather”, FCC frequencies include: 6224+, 8294+, 12353+, 16528+, 18840+ & 22159+ KHz. Bob is a licensed ham, call-sign K9KKY, (since 1958), and can operate on most HF ham frequencies. For more information or to talk with Bob about your vessel and planned passage contact us by phone, skype or e-mail.

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Hurricanes

Atlantic Seasonal Hurricane Forecast
Tropical Meteorology Project at the University of Colorado.

Boaters Guide to Preparing for Hurricanes
By Boat U.S

Caribbean Disaster Emergency Response Agency

Caribbean Hurricane Network
Information, weather discussions and local reports on hurricanes and tropical storms in the Caribbean, also useful bulletin boards.

Hurrican Holes in the Caribbean
This website has a comprehensive list of possible Hurricane Holes in the Bahamas, DR, Haiti, Leeward Islands, NW Caribbean, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos, Virgin Islands, Windward Islands.

Hurrican Preparations and Aftermath
Carolyn Shearlock
Some excellent magazine articles including: - Hurricane Warning, Riding out a big blow at anchor - Staying Put, Ground tackle for a hurricane - Tropical Storm Tracking with Sailmail and Winlink

Hurricane Havens Handbook for the North Atlantic
A US Navy Site

MeteoEarth: Tropical Storm Details
MeteoEarth allows users to click a button to bring up details of any tropical storm (name, location, wind, gust, overall speed, predicted path etc.). On top of this, other weather layers such as wind, precipitation and pressure can be displayed to give an overview of other co-occurring weather conditions, and the time-slider feature lets you view an animation 24 hours in advance to visualise how events will progress.

Severe Weather Information Centers
Chris Parker has a good list of links on his Marine Weather Center website.

Typhoon Havens Handbook for Western Pacific and Indian Oceans

Apps

PredictWind
Run own weather model globally and at high resolution. iOS and Android weather Apps. Free forecast.

Weather4D
Watching the weather change... winds and waves and pressure systems in motion as an animated movie. Forecasts up to 8 days. For iPhone and iPad. $10.99

WeatherTrack
Best Search Infobrokerage, Inc. , 218 Harvard Rd , St.Augustine, FL 32086
Tel:+1-646 881 4176
WeatherTrack, the Swiss Army Knife for Weather Enthusiasts, is a paid iPhone, iPad, iPod touch application (one-time payment) that provides weather forecasts service for free. See further details via link above. Have given them listing as they are helping out with cruising info and Selden mast info. Jan 2012

Reports

Weather: New App for Predicting Wind

Hurricane Season on the USA East Coast

Japan, Miyakojima: Our experience of Super Typhoon Neoguri

Tropical South Pacific weather resources

Reeds Weather Handbook by Frank Singleton

Gulf Stream Weather

New Zealand Weather Helper

Considerations for marine lightning protection - survey results

Pacific Cyclone Season: North instead of South

Have you survived a hurricane or major storm?

Hurricane Season in Tobago

Superior Weather Tracking Created By Cruisers for Cruisers

Cruisers Take Note of Growing El Nino Conditions

Earthquake/Tsunami report from American Samoa - 29 Sep 2009

Brunei Bay Radio Maritime Safety Information

Red Sea Weather Forecasts

Question About Gulf of Tehuantepec Winds

Instant Wind Forecasting: Book Review

Weather Forecast Services for South Pacific

Favourite Weather Sites

Useful Weather Websites

Barometer Calibration
Calibrate your barometer from anywhere on earth. Gives the 10 closest places with accurate pressure plus a very accurate elevation for those on land.
Earthquake & Tsunami Warnings to your phone
Basic service costs nothing, email notification for free. Website monitors global earthquake activity.
EzWind
With an HF radio a computer and software to decode the incoming signal you can receive Fax images on board. You receive a Surface Analysis Chart. These show the centers of low and high pressure, the fronts and a series of lines of equal pressure called isobars. Unfortunately in most cases wind arrows are not shown. Can't figure out what winds to expect? With EzWind it's simple. No knowledge of meteorology required I have also released a new version of Visual sEa-Log. You can now interface with GPS.
GRIB.US
Useful site for downloading grib-files.
Gulf Stream Weather
Interesting article in Ocean Navigator online magazine.
NOAA Climate Diagnostics Center
Remote Sensing Systems (RSS)
Research-quality geophysical products from satellite data showing worldwide sea surface temperature, water vapour cycle, tropical cyclone watch.
The Ocean Surface Winds Research Team
Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM)
Joint mission between NASA and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) to monitor and study tropical rainfall.
US Coast Guard Navigation Center
US National Institute for Standards and Technology
Time and Frequency Division: information on Radio WWV etc.
US National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Weather and Climate Data
Wind Prediction
It has some holes in the pacific regions but overall provides good routing information.
Worldwide Weather Site
Useful weather information site with lots of interesting links.
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