North Atlantic Storm
Developing Storm - Image credit NOAA OPC
A rapidly deepening low over the western North Atlantic is forecast to produce winds of 50 to 70 knots within 360 NM west of the center during the next 24-48 hours building significant wave heights to over 40 feet (12 meters).
The area of highest winds and seas will be along the main shipping routes so this will likely effect some arrival times for ships transiting from Northern Europe to the US East Coast.
NOAA OPC 48 HR Surface Forecast
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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.