Super Typhoon possible over western Pacific

Tropical Storm Lan satellite image from JTWC Satellite Ops

Tropical Storm Lan satellite image from JTWC Satellite Ops

Tropical Storm Lan over the western North Pacific about 186 NM northwest of Kyangel was moving slowly towards the northeast with max winds of 55 knots.  Wind shear is low, ocean temperatures are very warm at 30 C to 31 C so intensification is very likely as Lan is forecast to turn more towards the north or north-northwest reaching typhoon strength during the next 12 hours and likely super-typhoon strength within 72 hours.

JTWC Forecast Track

JTWC Forecast Track

 

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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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