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The cold side of Nemo

Nemo is up over Canadian waters.  New England is still under the clouds on the cold side of this storm.

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MARACOOS HF Radar network emerges

Hurricane Sandy did significant damage to the MARACOOS HF Radar network.  But the MARACOOS Radar-techs were able to borrow pieces, move Radars, and quickly reassemble the primary regional long-range network used by the U.S. Coast Guard for Search And Rescue, … Continue reading

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More Nemo from space & shore

A view of NEMO from Space: And the view from the shore: Along shore currents, > 50 cm/sec, along the entire Mid Atlantic Bight.  

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Hurricane Sandy approaches the shore

Just lost power, so this will be my final post until the power comes back on.   Above are the clouds and the updated advisory (#30) for Hurricane Sandy.  Its just offshore southern New Jersey. Turning off the clouds, we … Continue reading

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Sandy leaving the Gulf Stream behind

Looks like the center of Sandy is over the warm water of the Gulf Stream.  Maybe the next advisory will show it moving over the cooler waters of the Slope Sea.  

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Wave Watch III

Results from Eoin’s MARACOOS Asset Mapper below.  http://assets.maracoos.org/   Wave Watch III has 30 ft waves offshore, wrapping around the storm and covering the full Mid Atlantic mid to outer shelf with significant waves in the 5 m to 6 … Continue reading

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Sea Surface Temperatures – Lesson’s Learned from Irene

One thing we learned last year from Hurricane Irene is that the Sea Surface Temperature (SST) in the Mid Atlantic can have an impact on storm intensity.  We learned that the mixing and cooling can occur early in the storm … Continue reading

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Observatory Morning Update

Here is the regional-scale overview.   Above is the view from space – the cloud tops of Hurricane Sandy approaching the Mid Atlantic Bight.   Remove the clouds, and above are a few of the IOOS assets, the MARACOOS CODAR … Continue reading

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RU23 switched to offshore course

Thanks to all at Teledyne Webb for the nice email this morning. And thanks for being the back up Dockserver site if (maybe when?) we loose power here in New Jersey. Here is the present status of RU23 and its … Continue reading

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The MAB heads south

Wanted to get this one up quick while preparing the morning report. The full Mid Atlantic Bight is heading alongshore to the south. The structure was very different in Irene – a more compact storm where we saw the differences … Continue reading

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