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Eric Donten

Eric Donten is from Milford, Pennsylvania and has a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology from Penn State University, and is a Registered Meteorologist (RMet) with the Royal Meteorological Society (RMetS). He has been with Fleetweather since August 2015 and is currently a Senior Marine Router on the Atlantic Whale watch.

Winter in the North Atlantic:  Is a Nor’easter your friend or foe?  It Depends…

Growing up in northeastern Pennsylvania, I have always had a great passion for winter weather, specifically big East Coast snowstorms. With winter being my favorite season, I am always looking for favorable environmental factors that are conducive for a big Nor’easter, including the cold air needed to get snow rather than rain. Nor’easter is a …

Winter in the North Atlantic:  Is a Nor’easter your friend or foe?  It Depends…

It’s Tehuantepecer Time

With the northern hemisphere now well into winter it is also the time of year when Tehuantepecer wind events occur more frequently. So what is a Tehuantepecer event you may ask? A Tehuantepecer (also called Tehuano Wind) is a post frontal N-NE’ly mountain gap wind that originates in the Bay of Campeche as cold high …

It’s Tehuantepecer Time

Understanding Tropical Storm Warning Graphics

With the Eastern North Pacific, Central North Pacific and North Atlantic Hurricane seasons approaching quickly, now is a good time to brush up on the similarities and differences between graphic forecast “cones” from the National Hurricane Centre (NHC), Central Pacific Hurricane Centre (CPHC), Joint Typhoon Warning Centre (JTWC), and Japan Meteorological Agency (JMA) in their …

Understanding Tropical Storm Warning Graphics

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