The unofficial end of summer is delivering big surf on the U.S. East and West coasts as hurricanes Cristobal and Marie churn in the Atlantic and Pacific, throwing tremendous energy onto the shore.
Storms and Hurricanes
Severe storms, particularly along the East and Gulf coasts and Florida, can disrupt and damage marinas, marine industry factories and other facilities. Trade Only follows threatening weather and the damage it causes.
Three fishermen were missing off Mexico’s coast today as Hurricane Marie, the eighth hurricane of the eastern Pacific season, churned powerfully in the Pacific Ocean.
Nearly 100 people were rescued off the coast of Belfast as at least eight boats capsized in Hurricane Bertha’s remnant winds.
The Atlantic hurricane season continues its relatively mild trend into August, but meteorologists say the most active period typically does not begin until the middle of the month.
Hurricane Arthur, the first named storm of the Atlantic hurricane season, raked North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but thankfully proved to be a near miss along the Eastern Seaboard.
North Carolina’s Outer Banks will feel the greatest effects of Hurricane Arthur between 4 p.m. today and 4 a.m. Friday, but the storm’s projected path was adjusted slightly more offshore overnight.
Tropical Storm Arthur was forecast to become a Category 1 hurricane Friday morning as it passes North Carolina’s Outer Banks, but some local marinas are less concerned about the storm than its impact on Fourth of July boating activities.
The first named storm of the 2014 Atlantic Hurricane Season is expected to form later today off Florida, according to the National Hurricane Center.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a “near-normal” or “below-normal” 2014 Atlantic hurricane season.
Despite a pool of more than $75 million in federal appropriations for fisheries disaster relief from Hurricane Sandy and other storm damage, New Jersey, at $1.5 million, has received a pittance compared with other regions, according to state legislators and anglers associations.