Sailing to the British Virgin Islands in the Caribbean 1500

Sea State Analysis Charts

This is an example of a sea state analysis chart, reduced in size to fit on this page (click the chart to see it actual size, use your browser's "back" command to return here). This chart is for 1200 UTC November 1, 2007 and shows Hurricane Noel heading up the coast.  

These charts show the significant wave height (in meters) and the dominant wave direction for the North Atlantic, the extreme northern Caribbean, and the Gulf of Mexico. All the charts are courtesy of the National Climatic Data Center (internet link below).

I have a set of charts covering 1200 UTC November 1, 2007 to 1200 UTC November 20, 2007 (November 18th is missing) with one chart per day. The charts are "GIF" files that run about 150kb to 160kb each. Here's a list of all the charts I have available on my web site; if you want other charts, see the internet link below. By the way, as publications of the U.S. government, these charts are not copyrighted and can be freely copied, see the internet link below.

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