Developing Hurricane Force Storm off USEC

NOAA Satellite IR Image

NOAA Satellite IR Image

The disturbance that moved off the NC coast Tuesday is transitioning into a rapidly developing extra-tropical gale low with winds 35-45 knots and seas up to 15 feet (4.5 meters) occurring within 120 NM north and west of the center.

Rapid deepening is expected during the next 24-36 hours with winds of  50-65 knots likely within 90 NM west of the center developing within 12-18 hours with seas building to 27 feet (8.2 meters).

Developing storm off US East Coast 30 August 1200 UTC

Developing storm off US East Coast 30 August 1200 UTC

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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