Hurricane Force Storm over North Pacific producing 17 meter waves

NOAA IR Satellite image

An intense 937 mb storm over the west-central North Pacific is producing winds of 60-75 knots and significant wave heights to 17 meters (about 56 feet) within 90 to 240 nm southwest of the center and within 120 nm northeast of the front north of 45 North.  This system is in the main shipping lanes to/from the US West Coast and Asia and will likely cause some shipping delays.

Intense North Pacific Hurricane Force Storm on NOAA OPC Surface Analysis

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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