Typhoon Meari intensifies over western North Pacific

Typhoon Meari IR Photo via NOAA

Typhoon Meari IR Photo via NOAA

1800UTC 4 Nov. 2016:  TS Meari has been upgraded to a typhoon over the western North Pacific about 493 NM south of Iwo To with max winds of 65 knots. Hurricane force winds extend outward 55 NM to the northeast and 25 NM to the southwest.  The center was moving towards the N-NE at about 8 knots.  Maximum significant wave height is estimated at about 22 feet (6.7 meters).  Meari is forecast to continue moving towards the northeast peaking at 100-110 knot winds in about 48 hours.

JTWC forecast chart Typhoon Meari

JTWC forecast chart Typhoon Meari

About Fred Pickhardt

Fred Pickhardt, Marine Meteorologist I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade. I have extensive experience in marine weather analysis, marine weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic marine weather event reconstructions. I founded Ocean Weather Services and as Owner and Chief Consultant currently provide optimum ship routing services and forensic marine weather reports to the maritime industry.
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