Dangerous West Pacific Storm Developing

 

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis

NOAA OPC Surface Analysis

Post-Tropical Hurricane Force Storm Lan will move rapidly northeast and transfer its energy to a developing storm low that will move towards the southwestern Bering Sea and western Aleutian islands.

 

 

 

This developing storm will deepen very rapidly to a dangerous 938 MB hurricane force storm creating winds of 55 to 75 knots and seas building 36-56 feet (11-17 meters) within 360 NM SE and 420 NM SW of the center within 24-36 hours.  This system will create a dangerous situation for ship traffic steaming along northern routes.

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NOAA OPC Wave Height Forecast

NOAA OPC Wave Height Forecast

NOAA OPC Forecast 0000UTC 25 October 2017

NOAA OPC Forecast 0000UTC 25 October 2017

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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