einsteinboricua wrote:I wonder if we'll have a storm towards the end of October. I'm on a transatlantic cruise and wouldn't mind if the cruise is extended for a little while or if we encounter very rough seas
trpmb6 wrote:So you ended up going to the cruise route? If IRC you were fishing around for ideas earlier this year. On cruise vs visiting your parents back home. Cruise is probably the safer route in regards to hurricane encounters at least. But like you said, PR has gone unscathed so far this year, thankfully.
einsteinboricua wrote:trpmb6 wrote:So you ended up going to the cruise route? If IRC you were fishing around for ideas earlier this year. On cruise vs visiting your parents back home. Cruise is probably the safer route in regards to hurricane encounters at least. But like you said, PR has gone unscathed so far this year, thankfully.
Oh no. This is a cruise I've had planned since March 2018, WAY before I opened that thread. In fact I paid it off early this year (flight tickets and all).
The end result is that I will visit my parents in January (surprise them so they don't even know about it). My vacation plan at the time was an Alaska cruise sometime around late May-early July 2019 (that didn't happen so I ended up going to Nashville which was cheaper than all of the above).
The reason I wondered about it is because tropical storms, during the latter parts of the season, become more notorious for going into or remaining in open waters. Cape Verde systems start trekking north before they reach the Caribbean and if they do, they usually stay in open waters as winds in the mid latitudes usually (but not always) keep them away from land. Not only that, but it's the time of year when Europe becomes vulnerable to these systems as well (August-early November has systems that are still active as they go towards Europe). And even if the hurricane loses strength, it can be declared as sub-tropical (meaning it has a cold core) or as low pressure system (if it weakens enough) but can still pack a punch and create rough seas.
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