Tropical Storm and Severe Weather Update
We post updates from the cruise lines and the National Weather Service (NWS) during tropical storm season.
Eastern Pacific - Area of disturbed weather located about 550 miles SSW of Acapulco, MX. moving west at 10 mph.
Atlantic - ALL CLEAR
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Cruisers! Please take note: It's likely you will encounter high winds, rough seas, missed ports, or a complete change in your itinerary during the time a tropical storm is anywhere in the area.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service (NWS)
NOAA's National Weather Service is the primary source of weather data, forecasts and warnings for the United States and its territories. NOAA’s National Weather Service operates the most advanced weather and flood warning and forecast system in the world, helping to protect lives and property and enhance the national economy. Working with partners, NOAA’s National Weather Service is building a Weather-Ready Nation to support community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather.
2013 Atlantic Storm Names
2013 Eastern Pacific Storm Names
The eastern Pacific tropical storm season runs from 5/15 - 11/30
Active Tropical Cyclones
5/17/13 5 am EDT NWS Advisory
Alvin weakens to a trough of low pressure. Final advisory issued.
National Hurricane Center Tropical Cyclone Preparedness Guide PDF
The Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMMS) Tropical Cyclone website offers up-to-date worldwide tracking of tropical cyclones.
Wind speed less than 39 MPH
Wind speed between 39 MPH and 73 MPH
Wind speed between 74 MPH and 110 MPH
Wind speed greater than 110 MPH
Hurricane Strikes 1950-2009 Map