Tropical Storm Danny, Cruise Forecast
The Weather Forecast for Tropical Storm Danny is provided by Brad Panovich, Chief Meteorologist at WCNC in Charlotte, NC. The Red Italics are the potential cruise impacts that go along with Brad’s forcast.
Tropical Storm Danny Track
Danny is a very weak and lopsided storm with most of the intense thunderstorms and winds on the east side of the circulation. Due to this it is likely that Danny’s center may reform further east under the stronger storms. That combined with a strong trough of low pressure and cold front moving across the continental U.S. will push Danny off to the Northeast. Meaning there will be a close call for the east coast. Main impact will likely be in New England and not the Carolinas.
Danny will likely strengthen to a minimal hurricane or a strong Tropical storm either way the impacts will be identical. Winds on the east side of the storms will be 65-75mph from late Friday through Sunday morning over most of the offshore waters of the Atlantic coast. Wave heights will be much lower than Bill raging from 4-8’ offshore and 3-6’ in the surf zones. Rip current risk will remain highs through the entire weekend along the entire length of the U.S. coast, Bahamas and Bermuda. Due to the fast movement of Danny all affects of the storms will be long gone by late Sunday. Chances are Danny may never make a direct landfall in the United States.
Wave forecast around Danny 4-8’
On our recent Hawaii Cruise, we ran through Tropical Storm Felicia and ran into waves 12 – 14 feet. 4 – 8 foot waves will be tolerable on a cruise ship.
Looking Ahead: Elsewhere in the Tropics a new tropical wave has emerged off the coast of Africa that is forecast to slowly develop into a tropical storm by early next week. There also is an increasing chance that an upper low and stalled front in the Gulf of Mexico could develop into a tropical storm next week as well. There will be rough seas and squally weather throughout the Gulf of Mexico through the weekend.
If you have a cruise booked for the week of September 5th, buy travel insurance now before this new development off of the Africa Coast becomes a named storm. Once a storm is named you will not be covered from cancellations or interuptions cause by that storm. Let me know if you have any questions in the comments.
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