Archive for July 15th, 2008

Tropical Storm Bertha

Tuesday, July 15th, 2008

Sea surface temperature over the North Atlantic shows that RU17 is about half way across.

Turn on the clouds from the satellites, and you see that RU17 is currently in a nice break in the clouds, but Tropical Storm Bertha is over by Bermuda.

The NOAA 5-day forecast cone indicates that Bertha is forecast to pass to our west about Sunday afternoon. That means we will be on the right hand side of the Tropical Storm, the most severe for wind and waves.

Ocean weather currently has the waves from Bertha running about 20 ft.
We hit 26 ft significant wave heights on the trip to Halifax.
Nevertheless, we'll take a few precautions.