Up to now the Wave Gliders have not seen any horrible weather, conditions have been ideal. Starting in early February, the vehicles encountered their first significant storm. In the images below you can see wind gusts between 40 and 100 knots starting on February 5th. This is coincidental with the barometric pressure dropping below 1000 mb for Papa Mau and approaching 980 for Piccard Maru. A pressure that low is comparable to pressures at the center of a hurricane! The wave heights associated with this storm were near 8 meters!