Coast Guard warns sightseers of high waves, strong wind after man is swept into Lake Michigan

Coast Guard warns sightseers of high waves, strong wind after man is swept into Lake Michigan
Large waves crash along the breakwall at Diversey Harbor in Chicago after a winter storm brought gale force winds and waves as high as 10 feet to the area Feb. 25, 2016. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Fireman Justin Zita) MILWAUKEE — After ending its search for a man who was swept into Lake Michigan Thursday, the Coast Guard is reminding those who wish to observe the lake’s stormy, sea-like conditions...

Coast Guard urges Gulf Coast mariners to prepare for severe weather

Coast Guard urges Gulf Coast mariners to prepare for severe weather
MOBILE, Ala. – The Coast Guard advises mariners to prepare for severe weather conditions forecasted by the National Weather Service, impacting Mississippi, Alabama and the Pensacola area, Tuesday afternoon. Winds are expected to increase to small craft advisory levels on Tuesday afternoon with frequent gusts to gale force winds through early Wednesday. Strong to severe thunderstorms are expected...

Coast Guard warns mariners of forecasted weather conditions in mid-Atlantic region

PORTSMOUTH, Va. — The Coast Guard is notifying mariners Friday of forecasted gale conditions in the mid-Atlantic region Sunday through Monday and advising mariners not experienced in those conditions to stay in port. The National Weather Service issued multiple gale warnings for winds in excess of 40 knots and wave heights up to 22 feet. An HC-130 Hercules crew is scheduled to fly along the east...

Marine Weather off Southern California Forecast to Worsen Overnight

SAN DIEGO — The Coast Guard is urging mariners to exercise extreme caution when venturing on or near the water due to gale force winds and a high surf advisory through Thursday morning According to the National Weather Service (NWS), this storm is expected to produce strong rip currents, strong alongshore current, waves washing over jetties and other low lying coastal structures around the time of...

Coast Guard closes all ports in Southeastern New England

WOODS HOLE, Mass. – The Coast Guard has closed all ports in southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island due to Hurricane Earl.

Port condition Zulu set for North Carolina

FORT MACON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina and Captain of the Port Cape Fear River have set port condition Zulu for all commercial waterways in North Carolina effective 6 a.m. in preparation for the anticipated heavy weather impact of Hurricane Earl.

Port condition Yankee set for North Carolina

FORT MACON, N.C. — The Captain of the Port Sector North Carolina and Captain of the Port Cape Fear River have set port condition Yankee for all commercial waterways in North Carolina, effective 4 p.m. in preparation for the anticipated weather impact of Hurricane Earl.