Hurricane Force storms affecting North Pacific shipping

 

NOAA OPC North Pacific surface analysis

NOAA OPC North Pacific surface analysis

Two Hurricane Force storms affecting North Pacific shipping

 

An intense 950 mb storm low over the north-central North Pacific is moving east with winds of 50-65 knots and seas to 46 feet (14 meters) within 480 NM south and southwest of the center.

A second developing complex low system to the west is moving eastward and is forecast to deepen to 953  mb with a secondary low center to the south over the next 18-24 hours. Winds forecast 50-65 knots with seas to 37 feet (about 11 meters) south and southwest of the lows.

The stormy combination will likely adversely affect ships transiting the North Pacific north of 40N for the next couple of days.

NOAA OPC North Pacific Forecast Chart

NOAA OPC North Pacific Forecast Chart

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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