National Hurricane Center adds new experimental weather forecast elements for “Blue Water” Mariners

The National Hurricane Center is now providing several new experimental weather forecast elements for mariners that travel the open oceans of the tropical North Atlantic, the Caribbean Sea, the Gulf of Mexico, and the tropical eastern North Pacific.

Published 2 years ago

The Tropical Analysis and Forecast Branch (TAFB) of the National Hurricane Center (NHC) continues to work toward improving services for the “Blue Water” mariner well away from land. Toward that goal, TAFB is introducing new experimental weather forecast elements via their Marine Graphical Composite Forecast map.

While this is internet-based and not necessarily available to everyone offshore, it is designed to help any mariners in port who may have limited access to the internet, such as relatively low-bandwidth wifi provided in many remote marinas and ports.

The new weather elements have been added to the existing set to help keep mariners informed and safe.

These new experimental weather elements are available via the existing TAFB’s Marine Graphical Composite Forecast maps:

Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea, and Tropical North Atlantic:

Tropical Eastern North Pacific:

The new experimental weather forecast elements include the following:

  • 30-m Winds,
  • 50-m Winds,
  • Wave Heights in meters, and
  • Cumulative Maximum Winds over five days.

More details about these new experimental capabilities are available on the NHC Website.

Refer to NOAA’s Product Descriptions webpage formore details and examples.

To access the Marine Graphical Composite Forecast Map:

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