Hurricane Force Storm likely over North Pacific

Surface wind forecast NOAA GFS model

Surface wind forecast NOAA GFS model 00Z 13 Dec. image:

A developing storm low will move off the coast of Japan around 06Z 11 December, then is forecast to deepen rapidly enroute to the Aleutians with winds reaching hurricane force by 00Z 13 December. Significant wave heights could build to 15 meters (about 50 ft). This system will adversely affect shipping lanes across the northern North Pacific over the weekend.

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About Fred Pickhardt

I am a marine meteorologist and sailed briefly with American Export Lines in the Far East trade after graduating from State University of New York Maritime College. I have extensive experience in weather analysis, weather forecasting, optimum ship routing, vessel performance evaluations and forensic 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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