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Hurricane Precautions and Preparations for Boat Owners

With the hurricane/typhoon season upon us in the northern hemisphere, here is some timely advice from The Gowrie Group about what to do when disaster threatens. The key to protecting your boat from hurricanes or any severe threatening weather is … Continue reading

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NOAA Predicts “Normal” Hurricane Season

Despite the fact that there have already been two named storms in the past few weeks, boaters (and their insurance agents) should be pleased to hear that NOAA has announced that conditions in the atmosphere and the ocean favor a … Continue reading

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Hurricane Rina Headed Towards Mexico

Hurricane Rina is expected to hit the Yucatan Peninsula as we speak. The 17th named storm in the Atlantic was expected to gain strength on Wednesday and increase its ranking to more than a category 2 storm. After making landfall … Continue reading

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What year had the most named tropical storms in the Atlantic basin (including subtropical storms)? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations … Continue reading

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More Hurricane Activity in the Atlantic

Just in case Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee haven’t caused enough damage in the Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico in the past two weeks, there are two more hurricanes churning out there. Hurricane Katia is following a northwestern track … Continue reading

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Website of the Week: NOAA Hurricane Preparedness

Hurricane season officially began in the Eastern Pacific on May 15 and in the Atlantic on June 1, running through November 30 in both areas. This week, May 22-28, is National Hurricane Preparedness Week and with NOAA predicting a more … Continue reading

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How many major hurricanes has NOAA predicted for the Atlantic this year? Send your answers to comments@cruisingcompass.com. A winner, who will receive a Blue Water Sailing hat, will be selected at random from the correct answers. Congratulations to Jim Gravelle … Continue reading

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2011 Hurricane Predictions for Atlantic

The hurricane forecasting team at Colorado State University is predicting an above-average 2011 Atlantic hurricane season. The team slightly reduced its early December prediction, but still called for an active season, based on current La Niña conditions that are expected … Continue reading

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