|The Storm Meister's Tropical Weather and High Seas Reports|
Tropical Weather and High Seas Forecasts For Week of Saturday, September 23 thru Friday, September 29, 2017
Jose is pretty much done as an active storm. The Eastern Seaboard will suffer high surf and heavy rains but none of our models call for redevelopment, although our marine wave height models show a tropical cyclone-like high seas pattern moving south along the coast of South Carolina and Georgia on Friday, after Maria has moved through. Hmmmm.
Meanwhile, Lee, which had gone into hibernation (estivation?) for five days or so, reawakened to tropical depression strength, and has the potential of becoming a tropical storm or minimal Category 1 hurricane. There are no projections for movement and it is currently sitting in mid-ocean, so we’ll wait and see, er, wait and sea before bringing it back to our reports.
We will report on Maria this report, below.
On the Pacific side there is an unnamed disturbance, Invest 18E, off the coast of Mexico that has a 90% chance of becoming a tropical cyclone. It is notable in that it is another shore-hugger, and may move across Baja, into the Sea of Cortes, or even graze the California/Mexico border. More info next week, or on our Twitter Feed if warranted.
CENTRAL PACIFIC REPORT
NO CURRENT STORMS
EASTERN PACIFIC REPORT
NO CURRENT STORMS
As seen in the map above, Maria, over the next five days, will diminish to a weak Category 1 hurricane, thence to become a post-tropical depression as it follows its path north, and then the models diverge. Most suggest a turn to the Northeast, but the question is when.
HIGH SEAS REPORTS (WAVE HEIGHTS)
How Smooth Will My Cruise Be?
Today’s large, modern, stabilized vessels take most of the motion out of the ocean. You may find yourself forgetting you’re at sea altogether. In many cases the captain will alter course to avoid rough waters. But for those who want to keep track of conditions offshore, especially where they plan to cruise, this page will provide a daily graphic forecast of wave heights for the upcoming week beginning each Saturday in the Eastern Pacific, South Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico.
Be aware, these are forecasts or estimations, and portray conditions anticipated for between 5:00pm and 9:00pm, ship’s time. No guarantees of accuracy are expressed or implied.
IF YOU BOOKED YOUR CRUISE WITH US AND YOU’RE SAILING THIS WEEK, YOUR SHIP’S POSITION FOR EACH DAY IS PLOTTED ON THAT DAY’S WAVE MAP