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Come Visit WRI's Booth at the Newport International Boat Show
By: Chris Iraggi, Meteorologist
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If you plan on attending the Newport International Boat Show this September 13-17, 2017, please stop by the Weather Routing booth. We are located at Tent B, Booth 15 and Operations Manager Jeremy Davis and I will be staffing the booth.

We have updates to our customized routing and forecasting services and SeaWeather.net supplemental website. We will also be highlighting our upcoming SeaWeather Onboard service, which allows you to view products found on SeaWeather with limited to no internet access required. In addition, we will have several WRI branded giveaways available, and will be more than happy to discuss our services with you.

We always enjoy meeting our present and future clients and hope you can stop by our location. If you plan on visiting, please let us know by e-mail at wri@wriwx.com and we can arrange complimentary tickets for you. We look forward to seeing you all at the show, and our attendance at Newport this year.





Staying Ahead of Atlantic Tropical Cyclones
By: Amanda Delaney, Assistant Operations Manager
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Recently, NOAA released an updated Atlantic hurricane season outlook that predicts there will be an above average season. The table below shows their predictions compared to an average season.

NOAA's Predictions Average Season
   
14-19 Named Tropical Cyclones 12 Named Tropical Cyclones
5-9 Hurricanes 6 Hurricanes
2-5 Major Hurricanes 3 Major Hurricanes

So far, this Atlantic season has produced 8 named tropical cyclones and two hurricanes, Franklin and Gert.

September 10th is typically the peak of the Atlantic tropical cyclone season and there are indications that the Cape Verde tropical waves will become stronger over the next 2 weeks, and the dry air and strong Westerly winds aloft that have been hindering the development of these systems, are forecast to slowly diminish during that time. This, in combination with warmer than average sea surface temperatures, will allow for favorable conditions for more tropical cyclones to develop over the tropical Atlantic Ocean. WRI concurs with NOAA forecast predictions given the information we have seen above.

WRI provides daily tropical summaries for the Atlantic through November 30th. There are two options to become eligible to receive this information from us. The first is by subscribing monthly to SeaWeather, then you will be entitled to:
  • Receive a daily e-mail regarding the tropics in the Atlantic basin.
  • View the track of any tropical cyclones or tropical lows that have the potential to develop.
  • Receive e-mail alerts if a tropical cyclone may impact your region within 72 hours.
WRI offers free 15 day trials of our SeaWeather if you wish to try it out before considering a subscription. Please go to the website: www.SeaWeather.net and click on the free trial on the top right of the tool bar.

The second option is to request a customized forecast. As a courtesy service, you will then receive by e-mail:
  • Daily Atlantic Basin Tropical Summaries.
  • Alerts if a tropical cyclone may impact your region within 72 hours.
These summaries will be provided while you are underway and up to two weeks after your arrival in port. Once the two weeks are over, these will be discontinued unless you request another custom forecast.

If you wish to learn more about these services or have any questions, feel free to contact us anytime.

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