Tropical Depression Joyce 1400 Hours September 18 2018
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Tropical Storm Joyce

September 9, 2018 Janet Cole

NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 500 AM AST Tue Sep 18 2018 The latest convective burst associated with Sub-Tropical Storm Joyce (see 2 videos below) is weakening due to the effects of 35-40 kt of […]

Tropical Storm Gordon Rainfall 0800 Hours September 6 2018
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Tropical Storm Gordon

August 30, 2018 Janet Cole

Tropical Storm Gordon – NWS Weather Prediction Center College Park MD 1000 PM CDT Thu Sep 06 2018 DISCUSSION AND OUTLOOK  (see Thursday video below) At 1000 PM CDT (0300 UTC), Tropical Depression Gordon was located […]

Fire Injures 14 Kills 1 Sun Cruz Passengers
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Fire Injures 14 Kills 1 Sun Cruz Passengers

January 15, 2018 Janet Cole

On Sunday January 14, 2018 around 1600 hours, the Sun Cruz casino ship Tropical Breeze shuttle boat caught fire (see video below). One person, reportedly a 42-year-old woman  is dead and 14 others injured after a […]

Winter Storm Grayson Slams East Coast Cruise Ports January 4
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Winter Storm Grayson Slams East Coast Cruise Ports

January 3, 2018 Janet Cole

U.S. states were beginning to be hit by a brutal winter storm Wednesday. Winter Storm Grayson (see video below) is being called a “bomb cyclone”, or  Bombogenesis. According to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), “Bombogenes is  […]

Hurricane Katrina Track
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Hurricane Katrina Twelve Years Ago Today

August 23, 2017 Janet Cole

On this day in cruise history, twelve years ago today, a tropical depression (see video below) formed on Tuesday August 23, 2005, located about 200 miles southeast of Nassau in the Bahamas. The depression became Tropical […]

Tropical Storm Gert Projected Path
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Tropical Storm Gert To Become Hurricane

August 13, 2017 Janet Cole

Cruise Ship Weather – 5:00am  EST Update Overnight projections are for Tropical Storm Gert to become a hurricane while off the coast of Maryland on Wednesday. (new video below). Cruise ship passengers should be aware that […]

Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Fire July 20 1998
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Carnival Ecstasy Cruise Ship Fire

July 20, 2017 Janet Cole

On this day in cruise history, nineteen years ago today on  Monday July 20, 1998 Carnival Cruise Lines cruise ship Carnival Ecstasy was sailing off Miami Beach, Florida when a fire broke out. (see video below) The […]

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Tropical Storm Bret To Die By Weekend

June 20, 2017 Janet Cole

Tropical Storm Bret National Weather Service statement: “At 800 PM AST (0000 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Bret was located near latitude 9.5 North, longitude 60.5 West. Bret is moving toward the west-northwest near […]