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Norwegian Escape lists when hit by 100 knot gust of wind (1 Viewer)


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"Several people were injured after the Norwegian Escape cruise ship was blasted by what the cruise line called a “sudden, extreme gust of wind, estimated at 100 knots.”
The powerful wind caused the ship to tilt on its left side, or, in nautical terms, its port side, when the wind struck just before midnight on Sunday, the Miami-based Norwegian Cruise Line confirmed."

Microburst at sea?

https://www.sun-sentinel.com/news/florida/fl-ne-agg-norwegian-escape-wind-injuries-20190304-story.html?fbclid=IwAR2j3pslBXg_3ms-0QdHJ9loDnM31FR1Jrz1lvcQECdLtXt94OR2JoUlDSw
 

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I'm curious of its position Sunday night, and satellite imagery at that time. It's possible it was hit by a tornado from the storms that night that moved off the coast.
 

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Working to piece that together. Here is an approx time...
I apologize for the language that we are unable to filter however it appears to be the first twitter post about the incident.

 
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This is from MarineTraffic.com and checks out to a couple of posts I found saying they were about 60 miles off Cape Hatteras.

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https://www.cruiselawnews.com/2019/03/articles/rough-weather/norwegian-escape-rocked-by-high-winds/?fbclid=IwAR36yIPJaiZu_l-lOvUQtNzmYXs83yGiOQ-NyhHA9k7qGEJskYim3E33a_M

Here is the archive radar from around the time. I kicked it into base velocity and maybe something out that way. Wish I could zoom in better.
https://weather.us/radar-us/north-carolina/velocity/KMHX_20190304-044503z.html

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That tweet was at 11:30 PM EST so it must have happened just before then closer to 10:20-10:30 CST. I am thinking one of those many supercells on radar produced a tornado, and hit the boat.



 

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