Storm drogues and sea anchors can vastly improve your comfort level at sea. Often confused as the same piece of equipment, a speed-limiting storm drogue and a sea anchor serve two very different purposes.
The heat goes on — and so do the records. April 2016 showed record warmth, rounding out a full year of record-breaking monthly temperatures for the Earth.
The calm before the storm was cruel and we slept in fitful bits, waking to NOAA alerts as if they were from the front lines of an invasion. And we held each other, glad to be together, living the life we love, even in the storm.
Researchers knew California’s drought was a record-breaker when they set out to find its exact place in history, but they were surprised by what they discovered...
Barometric pressure is a basic building block of weather forecasting. Having a barometer on board your boat and understanding how to use it gives you advance warning regarding the nature of an approaching weather system.
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.
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.
Hurricane Arthur is putting a damper on Fourth of July celebrations even up here in Maine. Our family lobster dinner is postponed, and the gale watch that went up this morning may mean I'll be minding Gizmo tonight.
Sometimes you end up in less than optimal situations no matter how you try to plan. We had been keeping an eye on Sandy for about a week when we pulled into Portsmouth, Virginia, one of our favorite stops along the ICW.
NOAA’s Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a near-normal or below-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year thanks largely to the presence of El Niño conditions in the tropical region.