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Dangerous Fire Weather Concerns In Southern California

A Santa Ana wind event is expected to impact southern California through late week into the weekend. These very gusty offshore winds combined with the extremely dry conditions will set the stage for critical to extremely critical fire weather concerns. Any fires that develop will likely spread rapidly and show erratic behavior. Definitely a very dangerous situation the next couple of days. Read More >

Back to Main Page Storm Warning: Advancements in Marine Forecasting since the Edmund Fitzgerald
  Background Information:
The Edmund Fitzgerald
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Advances in:
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Design Credits

The following staff members from the National Weather Service office in Marquette contributed to the 2015 update of this website. The original interview with John Kottke was conducted by former employees at NWS Marquette - Jack Pellett and Ed Fenelon. Audio clips from this interview describing this situation from 1975 are scattered throughout this website.

The Original Marquette "Fitzgerald Team" members:

NWS Marquette, MI staff responsible for 2015 revision of the "Storm Warning" web site:

  • Jason Alumbaugh
  • Michael Dutter
  • Don Rolfson
  • Steven Fleegel
  • Todd Kluber
  • Keith Cooley

 

Image Credits


Comparison of the 1975 and 1998 storms   Image created by Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette

     
The Edmund Fitzgerald, May 1975  

May 1975 - St. Mary's River
Photo by Bob Campbell, Grand Ledge, MI


Four photo image (banner)   Image created by Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette
 
Component Photographs:
  Edmund Fitzgerald-- May 1975 - St. Mary's River
Photo by Bob Campbell, Grand Ledge, MI
  Crashing waves-- Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette

Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES)   Image courtesy of the NOAA Photo Library

Influence of the Great Lakes on weather patterns   Image courtesy of Dr. Greg Mann, National Weather Service Detroit/Pontiac

Map of buoy and C-MAN observation sites across the Great Lakes   Image courtesy of the NWS Marquette and National Data Buoy Center

NWS Marquette marine responsibility   Image created by Todd Kluber, National Weather Service Marquette

Stannard Rock C-MAN site   Image courtesy of the National Data Buoy Center

Storm Warning: Advancements in Marine Communications and Forecasting (title)   Image created by Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette
 
Component Photographs:
  Edmund Fitzgerald-- May 1975 - St. Mary's River
Photo by Bob Campbell, Grand Ledge, MI
  Crashing waves-- Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette

Storm Warning: Advancements in Marine Communications and Forecasting (banner)   Image created by Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette
 
Component Photograph:
  Crashing waves-- Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette

Synchronous Meteorological Satellite (SMS)   Image courtesy of the NOAA Photo Library

Understanding the Marine Layer   Image created by Don Rolfson, National Weather Service Marquette

View of the bridge aboard the Lee A. Tregurtha   Photo courtesy of Jason Alumbaugh, National Weather Service Marquette

     
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